The Social Evil in New York City

The Social Evil in New York City

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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. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...this system, making unnecessary any bail, that the Night Court was created. The Research Committee has deemed it unnecessary to make an investigation into the effect of this institution upon the law regulating disorderly and immoral persons, in view of the fact that the Courts' Commission has made a thorough study of its operation, the report of which is to be submitted during April, 1910, and in September, 1909, the Commissioners of Accounts, under the direction of the Mayor, published the results of an investigation into the accounts and methods of the Night Court. The examination by the Commissioners of Accounts covered the period from August 1, 1907, to February 29, 1908. With reference to the disposition of the cases, it found: There were fourteen magistrates sitting during this period and they disposed of 1,727 cases of disorderly conduct (soliciting) and 1,554 cases of accosting men--both charges relating to the social evil. Out of this total of 3,281 cases, 1,207, or 37 per cent., were discharged; 1,474, or 44.5 per cent., were fined; 69, or 2 per cent., were released on good behavior bonds; and 145, or 4.4 per cent., were placed on probation. In one case sentence was suspended, making 88 per cent, of the cases in which the accused persons were in a position to return immediately to the occupation of soliciting. In 380 instances, or 11.6 per cent., they were sent to the Workhouse, and in three instances they were sent to homes. 44 out of the 380 cases sent to the Workhouse were reconsidered by the magistrate after the sentence was imposed, and the prisoners were released, leaving but 336 instances, or 10 per cent., who actually served a term in the Workhouse. Of 24 women arrested for soliciting, where the records show they were...show more

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  • Paperback | 102 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236845005
  • 9781236845009