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The Measure of Individual and Social Responsibility in Criminal Cases

  • Dav. Nicolson (a1)
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At noon, on Tuesday, the 15th of January last, Mr. Eugéne Hamburger met, in the busy Metropolitan thoroughfare, “Holborn Viaduct,” a jewel dealer, named Jackson, with whom he had some slight business acquaintance. With the view of exhibiting his wares, Hamburger consented to accompany the dealer into an as yet unoccupied office of the latter on the Viaduct. Upon entering the room, Hamburger was about to take a parcel of pearls from his bag, when Jackson fired a pistol at him, wounding him in the head, and afterwards continued the assault by drawing a dagger and stabbing him. In the struggle that ensued, Hamburger succeeded in overpowering and disarming his assailant, who escaped from the room and disappeared. The wounded man thereafter proceeded home in a cab, and recovered from his injuries.

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“The Hertfordshire Mercury” for March 10th, 1877.

McNanghten was tried in 1813 for the morder of Mr. Drammond, and acquitted on the ground of insanity.

“Times,” Aug. 2nd, 1875.

“Somerset County Gazette and Bristol Express,” Aug. 16th, 1873.

Vol. i., B. iv., c. ii-, p. 23-4.

Article on “Psychology of Criminals”—“Journal of Mental Science,” Oct., 1870.

At the International Prison Congress held in London in 1872. Count D'Alinge, of Saxony, pointed out that the object of prison legislation and administration with regard to criminals is to “restore the morally sick to health, to temporal and spiritual salvation.”

“Responsibility in Mental Disease,” International Scientific Series, 1874, Chap. I.

“Unsoundness of Mind in Relation to Criminal Acts.”

“The present Relation of Insanity to the Criminal Law of England.” British Medical Journal, October 3th and 20th, 1877.

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The Measure of Individual and Social Responsibility in Criminal Cases

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