CRIME IN OUR TIME by Josephine Bell


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Josephine Bell, a former general practitioner of medicine, and current mystery writer, finds crime anything but a source of entertainment here and provides a scrupulous, sobering study of crime in England today where, as elsewhere, its accelerated frequency co-extends with a rising incidence in violence. She discusses types of crimes (theft, forgery, blackmail, etc.) as well as criminals; the law (with the more recent reforms and amendments), the courts, techniques of enforcement and detection, penalties and rehabilitation, before indicating the current, contrasting views which are held on its disturbing increase. She has her own conclusion to draw children are ""atrociously badly brought up"" and their elders should and must assume the responsibility for the offenders, a disproportionate number of whom are young men under ... A careful, cautionary appraisal, and the illustrative material will naturally implement its interest for the general reader.

Pub Date: Oct. 15th, 1962
Publisher: Abelard-Schuman