"The Jukes": A Study in Crime, Pauperism, Disease and Heredity ; Also Further Studies of Criminals

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G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1877 - Crime - 120 pages
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Page 14 - a hunter and fisher, a hard drinker, jolly and companionable, averse to steady toil," working hard by spurts and idling by turns, becoming blind in his old age, and entailing his blindness upon his children and grandchildren.
Page 8 - They had lived in the same locality for generations, and were so despised by the reputable community that their family name had come to be used generically as a term of reproach.
Page 93 - I witness in the post mortem examinations of the prisoners who die here. Scarcely one of them can be said to die of one disease, for almost every organ of the body is more or less diseased ; and the wonder to me is that life could have been supported in such a diseased frame. Their moral nature seems equally diseased with their physical...
Page 13 - They lived in log or stone houses similar to slave-hovels, all ages, sexes, relations and strangers " bunking
Page 64 - From the above considerations the logical induction seems to be, that environment is the ultimate controlling factor in determining careers, placing heredity itself as an organized result of environment.
Page 48 - Hereditary pauperism seems to be more fixed than hereditary crime, for very much of crime is the misdirection of faculty and is amenable to discipline, while very much of pauperism is due to the absence of vital power...
Page 14 - Jukes," and 169 by marriage or cohabitation, in all 709 persons of all ages, alive and dead. The aggregate of this lineage reaches, probably, 1,200 persons, but the dispersions that have occurred at different times have prevented the following up and enumeration of many of the lateral branches.
Page 64 - The tendency of heredity is to produce an environment which perpetuates that heredity: thus, the licentious parent makes an example which greatly aids in fixing habits of debauchery in the child. The correction is change of environment.
Page 35 - Pauperism is an indication of weakness of some kind, either youth, disease, old age, injury, or, for women, childbirth. " 2. Hereditary pauperism rests chiefly upon disease in some form, tends to terminate in extinction, and may be called the sociological aspect of physical degeneration.
Page 14 - ... spurts, and idling by turns, becoming blind in his old age, and entailing his blindness upon his children and grandchildren. He had numerous progeny, some of them almost certainly illegitimate. Two of his sons married two out of six sisters (called Jukes in these pages) who were born between the years 1740 and 1770, but whose parentage has not been absolutely ascertained. The probability is they were not full sisters, that some, if not all of them were illegitimate. The family name, in two cases,...

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