Experimental Sociology. Descriptive and Analytical: Delinquents

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Macmillan Company; London, Macmillan & Company, Limited, 1901 - Crime - 316 pages
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Page 32 - The startling facts revealed by the census show that those [Negroes] who can read and write are more criminal than the illiterate, which is true of no other element of our population. . . . The state for many years, at great expense to the tax-payers, has maintained a system of Negro education which has produced disappointing results, and I am opposed to the perpetuation of this system. My own idea is, that the character of education for the Negro ought to be changed. If, after...
Page 236 - ... surroundings and line of work. These men all swore that they had not read any details of the case, although it occupied a large share of public attention, and had been discussed freely in all the papers. They were muscle workers, with but little mental exercise, living on coarse...
Page 32 - The negro element is much the most criminal of our population. (2) The negro is much more criminal as a free man than he was as a slave.
Page 317 - I HAVE not had the good fortune for some time to find an author who so thoroughly understands my ideas, and is able to express them with so much clearness, as the author of this book.
Page vii - presents a study of methods of investigation of delinquents and their treatment, together with such suggestions for the prevention of criminality as has resulted therefrom.
Page 232 - Thus basing crime upon scientific grounds, criminology has as its purpose a fundamental study of the actual criminal and his crimes as ordinary phenomena, which it must investigate throughout their whole extent, from their genesis to their full growth and final development. Thus the phenomenon of crime is united with great social questions. (7...
Page 242 - The requirement of a public trial is for the benefit of the accused; that the public may see he is fairly dealt with and not unjustly condemned, and that the presence of interested spectators may keep his triers keenly alive to a sense of their responsibility and to the importance of their functions...
Page 138 - there is no race outside of barbarism where there is so low a grade of domestic life, and where the child receives so little training, as among the negroes.
Page 236 - ... food, and sleeping from early evening to early morning. Of the rest of the jury, one was a blacksmith and two were mechanics, all steady workers; one was a horse trader, one a groceryman, one a retired farmer and trader, and the last man was an ex-railroad man who had no business. Every one of this jury was accustomed to be in the open air, and had not read details of the case, although he had heard it talked over. Not one of these men would have been chosen to take charge of any trust, .or to...
Page 232 - ... struggle in legally established ways. This defect of adaptation for the majority is not absolute, but varies with the conditions. (5) The causes of crime fall into three categories: (a) immediate, which arise from the character of the criminal; (b) more remote, which are hidden in his unfavorable surroundings, under the influence of which organic peculiarities are developed into more or less constant criminal agents; (c) predisposing causes which push these ill-proportioned and viciously developed...

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