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1 WILSON, Albert THE CHILD OF CIRCUMSTANCE. The Mystery of the Unborn.
London John Bale, Sons & Danielsson Ltd. 1928 1st hardcover VG no dj 
xx+420pp+illus. VG in green cloth with gilt titles. Ex-library with labels, tiny stamps and number to spine, but still a very nice clean copy. Sig. to title page. The author, a Fellow, late President of the Royal Medical Society, Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine etc., conducted studies in social psychology over a period of some forty years. His interest in criminals and the causes for their behaviour took him to many prisons both at home and abroad. The aim of his book is to deal with the criminal from the scientific point of view, to ask what he is and why he is, sometimes including some unsavoury problems which cannot be avoided. Chapters include Criminal Psychology; Sexual Crimes; Multiple Personality; Capital Punishment or Prolonged Detention; Prison Psychology; Penology - in Holland, Belgium, France, Germany, Spain, Portugal, S. America and America; John Howard & Elizabeth Fry; etc. Very well illustrated with photographs and drawings, including some of the prisoners the author studied. 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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