United States Law Review Volume 55, PT. 2

United States Law Review Volume 55, PT. 2

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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. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...that we are not civilized and Christian in truth, but in name only. There are many fully civilized and law-abiding, and also many sterling Christian men and women in the land; but there is also a large, far too large, class among us who are neither "civilized" nor Christian--the predatory class and the "underworld," irreclaimable criminals, who must be dealt with as such to keep them within the bounds of the law; whose punishment for their infractions of the law must be full, swift, and certain. The pseudo-philosophy upon which the above contention is made, and upon which the prevailing fad is founded, runs counter to the every-day experiences of all men, the precepts that have been inculcated from childhood up to the present time being false and not true. Through the churches and church teachings we all continually hear asserted the ingrained wickedness of men; every day's newspaper exposes various dishonesties and criminalities, bubble schemes, swindling syndicates, and personal felonies; every court calendar is crowded with criminal causes waiting to be disposed of, and the jails are filled with those who have broken the criminal laws of the state.' The firmly established and unquestioned facts of recidivation and recidivists are utterly ignored, although all intelligent persons know that the evils of a relapse and fall again into crime, and the habitual criminal we are bound to have in our midst for all time, to a greater or less extent, and it is the part of wisdom and justice to the peaceful and lawabiding citizens to face the facts as they are, and treat the evil in a manner which will tend to reduce it to a minimum, and not in a manner to encourage and foster the malady. The recidivist is now...show more

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  • Paperback | 162 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 299g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236860888
  • 9781236860880