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March 17, 1951

Crimes of Violence: The Report of a Conference on Crime Sponsored by the University of Colorado, August 15-18, 1949 on the Boulder Campus

JAMA. 1951;145(11):857. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.02920290083046

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This is a report of a conference on crimes of violence held at the University of Colorado in August 1949. It contains a series of discussions presented at that conference and concludes with a number of reports submitted by special committees. The conference, which was open to the public, brought together a group of specialists, including law enforcement officials, sociologists, penologists, lawyers and psychiatrists, for the dual purpose of (1) increasing understanding of the problems of crimes of violence and (2) exploring ways in which provisions for the prevention of crime and for the detection, apprehension and treatment of criminals can be strengthened and improved. Physicians, as such, will find of particular interest the discussions relating to insanity as a defense to crime, to psychiatric clinics and to the problems of the sexual psychopath and also the thought-provoking contents of one paper outlining a concept of a law-science program. As

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