Review of Reviews,  9 (1894), 175.

The Psychology of Crime




Publications abstracted:

Ivar Flem Nyt Tidskrift


Crime, Psychology, Heredity, Mesmerism

    Rejects the notion of Cesare Lombroso that 'criminals are a separate race of humans who, by reason of backsliding or atavism [...] are born to take life', and suggests instead that 'crime is simply the result of self-hypnotism, [...] the man has become hypnotised by the evil suggestion that on a sudden flashed into his brain', he is 'a moral cataleptic, and was forced to obey the suggestion'.

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