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Penal Discipline

Nature volume 110, pages 692694 (25 November 1922) | Download Citation

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CRIME and criminals are subjects in which most of us are interested to a greater or less degree. The causes of crime, the development of an accidental into a confirmed criminal, and his treatment and mode of life in prison are things we like to read about, and some of us ponder over them. How far ameliorated conditions improve, or to what extent harder conditions deter, the prisoner are questions frequently discussed by sociologists and by the general public. Much has been written by theorists and idealists; others with practical experience as officials or prisoners have given their views, frequently at considerable length, and all sorts of reasons and theories as to the classification, reformation, segregation, and even extinction of offenders have been promulgated.

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