The Criminal, His Personnel And Environment; A Scientific Study

Paperback | February 12, 2012

byAugust Drähms

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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. 1900 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIII CONCLUSION I. Punishment. II. Reformation. III. Prevention The aim of all systematic penological effort lies in the directions of (a) the punishment of the offender; (d) the reduction of the criminal problem as a social evil through the interposition of the civil arm and the intermediary of reformatory and ameliorative agencies. As a logical proposition, it may safely be said the correctional idea is necessarily implied in that of rational punishment. Aside from purely retaliatory principles, this must ever have floated dimly as substance and shadow through all rational conception of punishment, the effect of every such visitation of necessity presupposing this. Theoretically, punishment is one thing, prevention another. Prevention is in the character of an anterior solvent to the end of rendering crime impossible; the other is in the nature of a subsequent event, repressive in character, and for the purpose of preventing a repetition of the offence. Incarceration is the prevailing mode of punishment; the application of proper correctional methods is the underlying principle in the reformative idea; and the readjustment and substitution of environmental and social conditions is the soul of the prevenient remedy. In conclusion, a study of crime and the criminal would be incomplete without at least a cursory survey of these underlying principles. I Punishment The first notion of punishment was, of course, that of direct retaliation for the offence upon the person of the offender. The purely expiatory nature of retribution has already been sufficiently examined in connection with historical outlines. The earliest social ideal no doubt readily conceived of crime as an injury to the solidarity, and quickly organized its defensive resources in the o...

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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. 1900 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIII CONCLUSION I. Punishment. II. Reformation. III. Prevention The aim of all systematic penological effort lies in th...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:98 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.2 inPublished:February 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217581625

ISBN - 13:9780217581622

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