The prisoner at the bar; sidelights on the administration of criminal justice [NOOK Book]

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CHAPTER H WHO ARE THE REAL CRIMINALS? Some reader of the preceding chapter may perhaps remark, "This is all very well so far as it goes. It doubtless is entirely true from a purely technical point of view. But that is only one ...
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CHAPTER H WHO ARE THE REAL CRIMINALS? Some reader of the preceding chapter may perhaps remark, "This is all very well so far as it goes. It doubtless is entirely true from a purely technical point of view. But that is only one side of the matter. How about the real criminals?" This is neither an unexpected nor an uninvited criticism. Who are the "real" criminals? Charles Dudley Warner says: "Speaking technically, we put in that [the criminal] class those whose sole occupation is crime, who live upon it as a profession and who have no other permanent industry. They prey upon society. They are by their acts at war upon it and are outlaws." Now the class of professional criminals to which Mr. Warner refers as contrasted with the great mass of criminal defendants as a whole is, in point of fact, relatively so small, and so easily recognized and handled, that it plays but an inconspicuous part in the administration of criminal justice. The criminals who conform accurately to childhood's tradition are comparatively few in number. The masked highwayman, the safe-cracker and even the armed house burglar have, with a few exceptions, long since withdrawn from the actual pursuit of their romantic professions and exist practically only in the eagerly devoured pages of Sherlock Holmes and the " memoirs of great detectives." New andalmost more picturesque figures have taken their places,—the polite and elegant swindler, the out-at- the-elbows but confidence-inspiring promoter of as- setless corporations, the dealer in worthless securities, and the forger who drives in his own carriage to the bank he intends to defraud. In some cases the individuals are the same, the safe-cracker merely having doffed his mask in favor of the silk hat of Nassau Street. Of yore he stole valuable securities ...
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  • BN ID: 2940029048400
  • Publisher: New York, C. Scribner's sons
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Digitized from 1906 volume
  • File size: 575 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2013

    Sorry

    Unless BN installs editing software, this can't be read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2013

    123

    I like Seekers the best, then Survivors, then Warriors. The first two series were really good, but then it dropped like, REALLY low. Omen of the Stars was mabye the most boring book/series I have ever read, so yah. Sorry, but it sucked.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2013

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    Sirviors

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2013

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    I FR!CKING LOVE WARRIORS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2013

    OMGosh!!!

    DUH!!!! WARRIORS!!!!
    Survivors is 2nd.
    Seekers is LAAAAAMMMEEE!!!!
    ~SQUIRRELFLIGHT 4EVER!~

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2013

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    Warriors

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2013

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    Warriors

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2013

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    Survivors

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2013

    My vote

    WARRIORS!!! Seekers is ok and I haven't read Survivors.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2013

    Vote of Em

    The seekers were ok.I havent read all of the first series though.I have been reading the warriors books and love them,although the original books are the best.The Survivors are new and fresh but i will have to read the next one to make a real decision.I like that there are no powers.You heard me Erins,please dont add powers.-Em,a rper and fan of Warriors and Survivors and Seekers(A tiny bit.)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2013

    A vote

    I vote Warriors.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2013

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    Warriors. Seekers is really lame, boring, and long. I liked the first survivors book but i think it will follow the seekers books......plus im a cat person :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2013

    SURVEY!!!

    Vote for which you like best: Warriors, Seekers, or Survivors.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2013

    WARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

    IORSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

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    Posted January 8, 2011

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