How Criminals Are Made And Prevented; A Retrospect Of Forty Years

Paperback | February 1, 2012

byJohn William Horsley

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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. 1913. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III COMMERCIAL MORALITY TENDING TO CRIME In none of the books on crime and its causes which I possess is there any mention of a low standard of commercial morality as a great cause of offences against property, and indeed religion as a preventive of evil is commonly spoken of as something apart from morality, and when marvels are hoped from the spread of education it is the intellectual rather than the moral element therein which is generally considered. It seems, therefore, well that more attention should be drawn to the necessity of more direct moral teaching in the school and in church, and that any low standard of commercial morality which produces "tricks of trade," and trade maxims indefensible from a right moral standpoint, should be combated. Let me attempt the task. The life of virtue is as a pyramid of three tiers, the base being formed of the four Cardinal or basal virtues of Prudence, Justice, Temperance, and Fortitude, the higher tier being Faith and Hope, while the apex is found in "the greatest of these" Theological virtues--namely, Charity or Love. Faith does not constitute the whole of the pyramid, nor will the contemplation or teaching of morality exclude the claims and the practice of the higher life to which Faith and its sister virtues lead. Yet many in all schools of thought, and most in one particular school, have looked askance at the teaching--and still more at the preaching--of what they describe as mere morality, and thereby often speak in a tongue unknown to the multitudes, and affecting them not for good. Immorality is rife, whether commercial, sexual, or political; and is largely caused by the silence or timidity or indefiniteness of those who, as parents or teachers or preachers or writers, have great opportunities, ...

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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. 1913. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III COMMERCIAL MORALITY TENDING TO CRIME In none of the books on crime and its causes which I possess is there any men...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:58 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021749160X

ISBN - 13:9780217491600

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