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Recidivism regarded from the Environmental and Psychopatological Standpoints

  • J. F. Sutherland (a1)
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With the view of testing to what extent an interchange took place between the perpetrators of the four major crimes I have prepared a return of 370 convicts and long-term prisoners in Scotland, convicted of (i) homicides, assaults, etc.; (2) crimes against property with violence; and (3) vjitliout violence; and (4) crimes against chastity. The result, an interesting one, finds expression in the following figures.

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1 Introduction to the Judicial Statistics for England, 1893.
2 British Association, Economic Section, Transactions, 1902.
3 British Medical Association, Psychological Section, 1898.
4 England 20, 760, Scotland 2880, Ireland 2550.
5 In this connection the assistance of Dr. Sinclair, Medical Officer, H. M. Prison, Barlinnie, and Dr. McWalter, Medical Officer to H. M. Convict Prison, Peterhead, is recognised with thanks.
6 “Anthropometry of Scottish Insane,” Biometrika, vol. 5, part 3, February, 1907.
7 Aided by the Carnegie Research Fund.
8 The shires of Kirkcudbright and Wigton.
9 Within living memory in Glasgow these weary wayfarers in the night shelters, there being no shakedowns, laid their chests across a taut rope which the keeper in the morning cut in order to wake them all up, as the gong does the guests at a hotel.
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Recidivism regarded from the Environmental and Psychopatological Standpoints

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