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OBSERVATIONS

PENAL JURISPRUDENCE,

AND THE

REFORMATION OF CRIMINALS.

WITH

AN APPENDIX; ..

CONTAINING THE LATEST REPORTS

OF THE STATE-PRISONS OR PENITENTIARIES OF
PHILADELPHIA, NEW-YORK, AND

MASSACHUSETTS;

AND OTHER DOCUMENTS.

BY WILLIAM ROSCOE, ESQ.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR T. CADELL AND W. DAVIES, STRAND,

AND

JOHN AND ARTHUR ARCH, CORNHILL.

J. M'Creery, Printer, Black-Horse-Court, London.

Page

No. y. Description of the Massachusetts State Prison,

1817 . . . . . . . . . . . .'. 74

VI. Report of the Commissioners of the State of

Massachusetts, 1817 . . . . . . . . . 86

VII. Ordonnance du Roi de France, Sept. 1814 . . 108

VIII. Report of the Penitentiary at Milbank, 1818 . 110

IX. Report of the Convict Establishment at the

Hulks, 1818 i ........ .. 116

X. Report of the House of Correction, at Preston,

1818 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
XI. Report respecting the Borough Gaol, at Liver-

pool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137

XII. Postscript. Report of the Philadelphia State Pri-

. son, Dec. 1818 .. ... .. ... 143

OBSERVATIONS

PENAL JURISPRUDENCE, &c.

ON THE MOTIVES AND END OF PUNISHMENT.

A VERY sincere and strenuous advocate for a modification in the severity of our penal laws, whose various publications on this subject have greatly contributed to its full and impartial discussion, has lately published a Tract,* in which he contends, that the sentiment of anger is not only allowable in criminal jurisprudence, but that attempts to extirpate it must be vain, and if successful would be injurious ;f in ad

* Some Enquiries respecting the Punishment of Death for Crimes without violence, by Basil Montagu, Esq.m-Lond. 1818.

† " That every check ought to be opposed to the horrid excesses of this turbulent passion; that we should be slow in believing the existence of enormity, and cautious not to be prejudiced by the sudden manifestation of guilt, is indispensable; but that attempts to extirpate anger must be vain, and if successful would be injurious, will be doubted only by those who have not reflected, or reflected but to little purpose, on their own natures,” p.7.

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