The Prospective Review Volume . 2

The Prospective Review Volume . 2

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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. 1846 edition. Excerpt: ...miseries excite, more than any other class, our sympathies and our hopes. We entered into a somewhat detailed examination of certain institutions in France and in Germany, having for their object the reformation of young criminals, and we also at some length stated what had been done at our asylum at Warwick, and at other reformatory institutions, particularly at Parkhurst. It was our object at that time, to show that we were behind other nations in regard to the treatment of juvenile offenders, aud that both our duty and our interests made it essential to place ourselves at least on a level with our continental neighbours. We were sanguine enough to hope that Government might have been induced to take the subject in hand, and after due consideration to have adopted such measures as might lead to the desired result. Since those papers were written, four years have elapsed, and this period has continued to afford evidence of the beneficial working of reformatory institutions, and has also given melancholy proofs of the increasing evil attending our present method of dealing with juvenile criminals. The institutions at Mettray not only flourishes to a surprising degree, but nearly a dozen similar institutions Christian Teacher.--No. 33. Y have arisen in other parts of France, all of which have been attended with the same satisfactory results. Some of our readers may not remember the particular objects sought to be gained by the founders of the institution for the reformation of juvenile criminals at Horn, near Hamburg. The establishment at Mettray, in the department of Indre et Loire, is founded on the same principles, and is devoted to the same ends, as the parent institution. The founders of the establishment at Horn were of opinion that more

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  • Paperback | 222 pages
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 9781236601353