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Crime: Its Cause and Treatment

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Clarence Darrow was an American lawyer and leading member of the American Civil Liberties Union He is remembered for defending teenage thrill killers Leopold and Loeb and defending John T. Scopes in the Scopes Trial (1925). Darrow began his career as a corporate lawyer and soon switched to criminal law. Darrow was an eloquent speaker and often spoke out against the death p ...more
Paperback, 140 pages
Published June 1st 2007 by Echo Library (first published June 28th 1972)
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Andrea Hickman Walker
There are some ideas put forward in this book that I agree with, and that I think are still relevant today. There are others that clearly date the material and that I cannot agree with. There are still other ideas that I just don't agree with, though others might. Not having much actual experience with crime or criminals, it's quite easy to have opinions without really thinking of them as applying to people I know or care about.
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Famous defense attorney Clarence Darrow writes on his views of the criminal justice system. He addresses the ideas of nature verses nature as well as asking if criminals are being punished too harshly. Started this e-book in 2012.
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Surprisingly insightful given the date
Nov 11, 2013 Inna rated it it was amazing
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Loved the SIMPLICITY of Darrow's expression of his quite philsophical ideas and thoughts. This is one of those books that make you think. Simply.
Anne Brunton
Dec 28, 2012 Anne Brunton rated it it was amazing
Just brilliant. Should be a 'must read' for all criminal justice mandarins.
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I actually have the 1934 Edition purchased in London, UK.
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Interesting book to read.
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in 1857, Clarence Darrow, later dubbed "Attorney for the Damned" and "the Great Defender," was born. For a time he lived in an Ohio home that had served as a stop on the Underground Railroad. His father was known as the "village infidel." Darrow attended the University of Michigan Law School for one year, then passed the bar in 1878 and moved to Chicago. There he joined protests against the trumpe ...more
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“This book comes from the reflections and experience of more than forty years spent in court. Aside from the practice of my profession, the topics I have treated are such as have always held my interest and inspired a taste for books that discuss the human machine with its manifestations and the causes of its varied activity.” 0 likes
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