Criminal Psychology: A Manual for Judges, Practitioners, and Students

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This collection of literature attempts to compile many of the classic, timeless works that have stood the test of time and offer them at a reduced, affordable price, in an attractive volume so that everyone can enjoy them.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781499740776
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/31/2014
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 1,082,146
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.51 (d)

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Hans Gross (1847-1915) was an Austrian jurist, judge, and probably the creator of the field of criminalistics. He was also an academic, teaching at Chernivtsi University, Prague University and the University of Graz.
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CRIMINAL PSYCHOLOGY. INTRODUCTION. Of all disciplines necessary to the criminal justice in addition to the knowledge of law, the most important are those derived from psychology. For such sciences teach him to know the type of man it is his business to deal with. Now psychological sciences appear in various forms. There is a native psychology, a keenness of vision given in the march of experience, to a few fortunate persons, who see rightly without having learned the laws which determine the course of events, or without being even conscious of them. Of this native psychological power many men show traces, but very few indeed are possessed of as much as criminalists intrinsically require. In the colleges and pre-professional schools we jurists may acquire a little scientific psychology as a " philosophical propaedeutic," but we all know how insufficient it is and how little of it endures in the business of life. And we had rather not reckon up the number of criminalists who, seeing this insufficiency, pursue serious psychological investigations. One especial psychological discipline which was apparently created for our sake is the psychology of law, the development of which, in Germany, Volkmar: recounts. This science afterward developed, through the instrumentality of Metzger 2 and Platner,3 as criminal psychology. From the medical point of view especially, Choulant's collection of the latter's, " Quaestiones," is still valuable. Criminal psychology was developed further by Hoffbauer,4 Grohmann,5Heinroth,1 Schaumann,2 M√ľnch,3 Eckartshausen,4 and others. In Kant's time the subject was a bone of contention between faculties, Kant representing in the quarrel the philosophic,Metzger, Hoff bauer, and Fries,5 the medical faculties. Later legal psychology was simply absorbed...
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