The Criminal, his personnel and environment

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byAugust Drähms

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...good and in the intrinsically bad, but lost sight of in the mediocre and the commonplace. We here tread closely in the footprints of that large company of purely legal offenders whom Lombroso has not inaptly termed "criminaloids," and Tyndale and Ferri, with less felicity, " criminals by occasion,"--a nomenclature that has already been characterized as vague and contradictory, covering indiscriminately, as pointed out, at once the perpetrator by a single act, and the author of unnumbered crimes. This class lies, properly speaking, outside the pale of true criminalism, while indubitably sharing in the common reprobation affixed by law and custom. Culpable by an isolated offence, possibly as the outcome of a train of antecedent circumstances and secondary causes that received their initiative from a state of affairs for which society itself is largely to blame, he has never in the past, doubtless will not again in the future, so challenge public sentiment and violate the letter of the law as to pillory him upon its bosses because of such transgressional shortcomings. Thus, omitted from the criminal role (save by implication), he must unfortunately be given a pseudonym in the criminal classification, both perhaps in justice to himself, and partly in accord with the facts. To do otherwise would be to assign him to an arbitrary role not merited, since it follows from the above analysis that he is something less than a criminal, and something more than a non-criminal. It is for this reason Lombroso has well said, and Ferri and Benedikt bear out the assertion, that " there is, properly speaking, no such thing as an occasional criminal, in the sense of a normal individual casually launched into crime." As in the case of the habitual, so here, the...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...good and in the intrinsically bad, but lost sight of in the mediocre and the commonplace. We here tread closely...

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

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ISBN - 10:0217752896

ISBN - 13:9780217752893

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