The Criminal, His Personnel and Environment: A Scientific Study...

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Macmillan Company, 1900 - 402 pages
 

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Page 306 - ... was committed, it is expedient that the offender be released on probation of good conduct, the Court may, instead of sentencing him at once to any punishment, direct that he be released on his entering into a recognizance, with or without sureties, and during such period as the Court may direct, to appear and receive judgment when called upon, and in the meantime to keep the peace and be of good behaviour.
Page 231 - REPORT OF THE COMMISSIONERS OF PRISONS AND DIRECTORS OF CONVICT PRISONS FOR THE YEAR 1945- Home Office.
Page 341 - The countries and times most notorious for severity of punishments were always those in which the most bloody and inhuman actions and the most atrocious crimes were committed...
Page 305 - ... imprisonment and no previous conviction is proved against him, if it appears to the court before which he is so convicted, that, regard being had to the age, character, and antecedents of the offender, to the trivial nature of the offence, and to any extenuating circumstances under which the offence...
Page 45 - In order to acquire and spread abroad sensible views, and before all, that it may be clearly ascertained whether and how criminals can be corrected, and how society can best be protected from the scourge of crime, it will be necessary for scientific criminalists to adopt the methods of naturalists. It will be especially requisite to have institutions for purposes of observation and teaching, and these must be established in capital cities where prisons and the higher...
Page 36 - ... cretins. Physiognomy stands in close relation with facial and cranial signs of degeneration. Habits however have great influence; the passage to prison physiognomy is gradual. In prison garb a face makes quite a different impression. Some criminals change their looks very much. Out of 1022 portraits it was impossible in many cases to pronounce one a criminal from his physiognomy; one will see the features of the insane. There are two classes of criminals : 1st, criminals by occasion ; 2nd, recidivists....
Page 305 - Court before whom he is so convicted that, regard being had to the youth, character and antecedents of the offender, to the trivial nature of the offence and to any extenuating circumstances under which the offence was committed, it is expedient that the offender be released on probation of good conduct, the Court may instead of sentencing him at once to any punishment, direct that he be released on his entering into a...
Page 290 - The foreign population of this country contributes, directly or indirectly, in the persons of the...
Page 305 - ... imprisonment, before any court, and no previous conviction is proved against him, if it appears to the court before whom he is so convicted, that, regard being had to the youth, character, and antecedents of the offender, to the trivial nature of the offence...
Page 326 - They are right to condemn a practice which may rob a man of his free will without the possibility of resistance on his part ; they would be a thousand times right if the remedy were not side by side with the evil.

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