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Item #73111 Crime, Its Amount, Causes, And Remedies. Only Edition, London 1853. Frederic Hill.
Crime, Its Amount, Causes, And Remedies. Only Edition, London 1853.

Crime, Its Amount, Causes, And Remedies. Only Edition, London 1853.

Criminality is Not an Innate Character Trait Hill, Frederic [1803-1896]. Crime: Its Amount, Causes, And Remedies. London: John Murray, 1853. xvi 443 pp. Octavo (8-3/4" x 5-1/2"). Recent cloth, calf lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed. Light soiling, light rubbing to lettering piece. Moderate toning to interior, light foxing to a few leaves, presentation inscription from the author to his wife at head of title page. $400. * Only edition. The author was prison inspector in Scotland. He argues that criminality is not an innate character trait. It is the result of poverty, poor education, addiction and bad laws. These are the beliefs that inform his approach to punishment and imprisonment. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 2:166.

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