Punch,  43 (1862), 257.

Convict Craniology



News-Commentary, Drollery


Physiognomy, Anatomy, Crime, Human Development

    Discusses a report in The Times of the differences between convicts' heads (characterised by 'low retreating foreheads') and 'ordinary people's'. Argues that if it is 'a fact' that 'persons whose brains are deficient in certain regions are practically found to be stupid, brutal, and vicious', then convicts should be imprisoned until their heads have expanded 'to normal proportions'.

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