In Jail with Charles Dickens
by Alfred Trumble
Publisher: Suckling & Galloway 1896
Number of pages: 190
Readers of Charles Dickens must all have remarked the deep and abiding interest he took in that grim accessory to civilization, the prison. He not only went jail hunting whenever opportunity offered, but made a profound study of the rules, practices and abuses of these institutions.
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by Henry Brodribb Irving - Project Gutenberg
Greed, lust, idleness, anger, hatred, revenge, these are the chief causes of crime. These passions and desires are shared by rich and poor alike, by the educated and uneducated. They are inherent in human nature; the germ is in every man.
by Enrico Ferri - ManyBooks
Ferri focused on the study of psychological characteristics, which he believed accounted for the development of crime in an individual. These characteristics included slang, handwriting, secret symbols, literature, art, and moral insensibility.
by Charles Murray - Civitas Book Publisher
The celebrated American sociologist Charles Murray provides an uncompromising restatement and defence of the backward-looking, retributive justification of criminal punishment. He also makes an impassioned plea for England to revert to this approach.
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