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Correction and Prevention (Volume 3) (Paperback) Loot Price: R438 Discovery Miles 4 380
Correction and Prevention (Volume 3) (Paperback): Charles Richmond Henderson
Correction and Prevention (Volume 3) (Paperback): Charles Richmond Henderson

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Correction and Prevention (Volume 3) (Paperback)

Charles Richmond Henderson

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910. Excerpt: ... VIII AGENCIES OF RECREATION, SOCIABILITY, CULTURE AND RELIGION IN THE PREVENTION OF CRIME IN this closing chapter we are to consider the methods and influence of associations which seek to stimulate, direct and gratify the nobler desires of human beings and so divert them from degrading and injurious modes of satisfaction. The proof that such agencies have value in relation to the diminution of crime would be difficult to furnish; yet it may be safely said that a large majority of those who understand human nature best, and who have had successful experience in dealing with wayward and obstinate members of society, firmly believe in the efficacy of these measures. Their belief is really an induction from a wide range of experiments, though a proper allowance should be made for the complexity of causes and the bias of persons already committed to a policy of action.' Anti-social conduct is a method of seeking natural satisfaction in a way which is hurtful to the community. The gratifications of the egoistic, base and sensual desires are narrow in range and low in grade, and they are sought with a passionate intensity, a swift directness, and an unscrupulous disregard of consequences which are characteristic of persons with a limited circle of ideas and sources of pleasure. The influence of higher and more varied interests in preventing anti-social conduct may be seen at work in: (i) the regulation of actions; (2) the attraction of the morally imperilled person into finer and helpful associations; (3) in substituting for wasteful, exhausting and corrupting pleasures of the animal nature the noble and enduring joys of a truly spiritual kind, --intellectual, raesthetic, sociable, ethical, religious. Persons who understand human nature and desire to escape from ...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Charles Richmond Henderson
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 10mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 180
ISBN-13: 978-1-153-92157-2
Barcode: 9781153921572
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-153-92157-X

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