Secondary Punishment; The Mark System

Secondary Punishment; The Mark System

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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. 1848 edition. Excerpt: ...age 5,583 x " once convicted 25,988 "twice 8,056 "three times 4,173 "four times 2,847 "five times, and upwards 10,374 Ten of the fourteen young criminals, of whom details are given, at the date of the petition had been transported, after having been, on an average, ten times convicted each; one was dead; one was in custody; one at large, but known to be sunk in vicious habits; and one was lost sight of. The total expense of their several trials and convictions, so far as known, had been 84.8 Ss. averaging 60 12s. each, to which sum were to be added the losses occasioned by their several crimes, and the cost of their ultimate transportation. Compare this with the Mettray results--compare it even with returns from our penal colonies. According to these, as printed and laid before Parliament in February last, of 10,365 males and 2,371 females who had within the previous two years obtained probation passes, having completed the penal portion of their several sentences, only 888, or about 9 per cent, of males, and 321, or about 11 per cent. D of females, were under renewed sentences in July preceding. In the present condition of Van Diemen's Land, scarcely anything but the severe active toil which accompanies sentences there can account for this superiority over the mother country; and it is not impossible that the fewer relapses among the men than among the women may, in part, also be founded on a difference between them in this respect. 12. But the principles of the Mark System, and in particular that fundamental position in it, that a special object to be pursued in regard to prisoners should be to prepare them to separate advantageously on discharge, also furnish a guide to the circumstances in which, and into...
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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236648528
  • 9781236648525