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Crime: Its Cause and Treatment - Clarence Darrow

Crime: Its Cause and Treatment

Author Clarence Darrow

  • Published: 1938-03-13
  • Category: Social Science


All natural phenomena affect the activities of man. It has been repeatedly observed that the number of crimes of assault and murder increases in the summer months and fluctuates with extreme heat or a cooler temperature. The nervous system of man is responsive to all sorts of physical and psychological influences, and criminologists take these into account in considering crime, as doctors take them into account in treating disease. Man is influenced by substantially all the things that affect other structures and by many things that do not.