Criminal Types by Vincent Myron Masten

Criminal Types

byVincent Myron Masten

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922. Excerpt: ... PSYCHOLOGY AND THE CRIMINAL "Worthy to be a rebel; for to that the multiplying villainies of Nature do swarm upon him." Macbeth: Act I: Scene I. Matter of the preceding chapters touches the mental crotchets of criminals with reference to given courses of conduct by given types of criminals. Though to do so is always precarious, something approaching general statement must be employed to demarcate different grades of lawbreakers; yet attempt to classify criminals and keep them classified, must, in measure, go by the boards. Hence, for one reason, our caption reads, "Psychology and Criminal," instead of Psychology of the Criminal." There is no such thing as psychology of the criminal. There is psychology of a given criminal, under given circumstances, in a given environment, after a given bringing-up. The rest will issue with the preponderating weight of influence, comprehensive as relates to the activities in full from birth of a given subject, in addition to his congenital markings. The school of crime differs from any other schooling, in that the order of procedure is usually retrogressive instead of progressive. Your dockrat sneakthief dreams of the notable moment when he can ride gun-hung with broad-day bandits. The tyro at dealing crookedly from a "cold deck" practices assiduously for the day when he can "go South" and "mark" cards while they are in play with the best of them: the which means that he must take with him naught of the rough-hewn churl in speech and approach, since crass attack would cross the high-class "suckers" for whom he casts his lines. Right here it is pat to interpolate a cardinal clue as to why so many cannot be brought to realization of the ominous menace of the criminal; and why criminals of all types "get away with it," both ...

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Title:Criminal TypesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:52 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217195903

ISBN - 13:9780217195904

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