Thieves and Thieving
[Henry W Holland]
Statistics, Disease, Analogy
Details the uses of crime statistics, though remaining sceptical as to their actual impact on the reduction of criminality. The 'virus of future thieving' is 'like the worm in the naked foot of the negro, the reptile can never be killed until its head is drawn out' (340).
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