Modern Theories of Criminality

Modern Theories of Criminality

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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. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...intensity which in criminal statistics corresponds to each of the five ages distinguished in the penal code (younger than 9 years, older than 9 and younger than 15, older than 15 and younger than 18, older than 18 and younger than 60, older than 60), defines the type of each as follows: " i _ lst age.--Delinquency having a nutritive significance. 2nd age.--Delinquency having a nutro-generative signifieance. 3d age.--Generative delinquency with its homologue, delinquency of blood. 1 La vida en Espafla, Granada, 1900. 'El Alooholismo, Barcelona, 1903. 3 El alcohclismo en Sevilla; in the Adas del IX Congreso intemacional dc H igiene y Demografta, Madrid, 1900, where other statistics on alcoholism in Spain may be found. 4 La edad y el delito en Espafla, published in the Revista de Legislacien y Jurisprudencia, vol. C, 1902. 4th age.--Delinquency of unadaptability or rebellion. 5th age.--Psychic delinquency. All these terms must be interpreted through his fundamental bio-sociological theory. His theory is based on facts already pointed out. Theft appears from the very first ages. Woundings follow. Robbery comes later, and still later come swindling and fraud, which rarely appear in the age of puberty. Sex-is another biological coefficient that has been studied. Using a diagram based on data taken from the " Penitentiary Annual " for 1889 and published by the Department of Justice, the author of these pages observes the following characteristics in female delinquency: 1 a. Female delinquency is always less than the male; b. This difference oscillates according to age, from a minimum of one half to a maximum of more than the twentieth. c. The greatest approximation between the criminality of the two sexes is found more

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