Not So Bad as They Seem, the Transportation, Ticket-Of-Leave, and Penal Servitude Questions Plainly Stated, a Letter

Not So Bad as They Seem, the Transportation, Ticket-Of-Leave, and Penal Servitude Questions Plainly Stated, a Letter

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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. 1857 edition. Excerpt: ...of mischief; but now this school has cleared the streets of the little vagabonds who corrupted them. We are not now afraid to let them out, and therefore we support this school." It is easy for a man sitting in his arm chair, with his daughters and sons singing, or drawing, or reading around him, to talk of infringing the liberty of the subject if such a system of prevention as is above stated were adopted. It would be very hard indeed if he were carried off to the station; but if he were a poor honest man, with sons and daughters, and if he knew that The Nobbler, a goodlooking house-breaker, lived next door, and was well known to the police, would he not wish that the police could be induced to take possession of the interesting and dangerous Nobbler. I believe that he would be quite satisfied to be arrested himself, as living in a suspicious neighbourhood, but knowing he could prow his character, provided he were sure of The Nobbler's removal, and feeling that with that removal there would vanish all danger that his daughter might become the house-breaker's trull, or his son the accomplice of thieves and burglars. Much as the adoption of those measures of Prevention would tend towards checking the spread of crime, it would be incomplete without that which has been so often and long sought, yet so frequently refused--the appointment of a Public Prosecutor. "I am ashamed," wrote Lord Brougham, in his paper read at the Bristol Meeting of The National Bieformatory Union, "that I have still to speak of prosecutors, voluntary, gratuitous prosecutors, as required to execute the law against criminals. There is no country but England in so rude a condition as to be without a public prosecutor; no country but England in which it is...show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 132g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236639367
  • 9781236639363