Report of the Board of Managers of the New York State Reformatory Volume 23-31

Report of the Board of Managers of the New York State Reformatory Volume 23-31

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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: ...by the public that the commission of crimes of violence and lust can be traced in a large number of cases to the class of imbeciles and degenerates who exhibit marked criminal tendencies, and the appreciation of this fact is resulting in a much more thorough study of their mental and moral characteristics, and a consequent demonstration of the necessity for permanently secluding them within the walls of an institution especially designed for their care. We cannot refrain from emphasizing the paragraph in our last year's report which points to the need of expert medical examination prior to sentence, in order that the physical and mental condition of the prisoner may be ascertained; and the information thus obtained laid before the judge to assist him in disposing of the case. Insane and Defective Classes The number who have been transferred to hospitals for the insane is about the same as for the preceding fiscal year. Three of the cases thus transferred remained in the institution but a short time after admission, being at once placed under the observation of the physician, for the purpose of determining their mental condition and as soon as this was ascertained, their transfer was effected. The attitude of the management in relation to this subject is fully set forth in their report for 1900 (pages fourteen to eighteen) and for 1901 (pages twenty-one to twenty-five). A detailed statement was also made in the physician's report for 1900 (pages fifty-one to fifty-five, inclusive). We have sought to remove as speedily as possible those inmates who, after admission, were found to be insane. The policy adopted by the management in 1900 included the discovery and transfer of the insane (numbering seventy-eight cases) who were at that time...show more

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  • Paperback | 206 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 376g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236850963
  • 9781236850966