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November 1932

Criminals and Criminal Justice.

Arch NeurPsych. 1932;28(5):1239. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1932.02240050275025

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Abstract

If criminology is a science, it is certainly an immature one. This is evident alone from the fact that criminologists generally do not seem to deal with any well defined subject matter. Authors on criminology often feel called on to discuss the foundation and theories of psychology, the elements of practically all the social sciences, the data and justification of economics and the like. The present volume, which undoubtedly belongs to the best type of books on criminology, is no exception. The author has assembled with great industry an enormous amount of data from the literature. He discusses the psychologic, sociologic, legal, political, philosophic and penologic aspects of crime. He covers a tremendous field, and while his book is perhaps not one which is to be read easily from beginning to end, it serves as a useful reference book.

The author has given full attention to the field of experimental

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