Excerpt From The Popular Science Monthly, Vol 8HE First Traditional Crime, The Fratricide Of Abel, Was A Natural Outgrowth From The Conditions Of, Society, Which, Compared To The Present Relations Of Civilized Men, Existed Germ Like Around Him These Conditions Alone Gave Motive And Direction To The Deed To All The After Centuries Of Human Crime This Primal Offense Has Existed As A Type Both In Cause And Effect It Is Reduced To Its Simplest Pro Portions The Criminal Represents The Retrograde Tendency Of Society The Savagism Which Exists In Every Community Order And Progress Are Preserved By An Irrepressible Con Ict Waged On The Border Land, As It Were, Of Civilization Many Of These Crimes Grow Out Of The Artificial Wants Of Society Others Are But Relative And Belong To Particular Conditions, Or Orders Of Men, And At Other Times And Places Are Without Meaning And Void Of Offense Thus Society Is Ever Eager For The Warfare, And, At The Time It Creates The Crime, Prepares The Weapons For Its Punishment.About The PublisherForgotten Books Publishes Hundreds Of Thousands Of Rare And Classic Books Find At Www.forgottenbooks.comThis Book Is A Reproduction Of An Important Historical Work Forgotten Books Uses State Of The Art Technology To Digitally Reconstruct The Work, Preserving The Original Format Whilst Repairing Imperfections Present In The Aged Copy In Rare Cases, An Imperfection In The Original, Such As A Blemish Or Missing Page, May Be Replicated In Our Edition We Do, However, Repair The Vast Majority Of Imperfections Successfully Any Imperfections That Remain Are Intentionally Left To Preserve The State Of Such Historical Works.
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