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Creating Born Criminals - Rafter, Nicole Hahn
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Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.: Univ of Illinois Pr. As New. 1997. Hardcover. 0252022378 . IN STOCK AND IMMEDIATELY AVAILABLE FOR SHIPMENT - FLAWLESS COPY, PRISTINE, NEVER OPENED -- 284 pages -- TABLE OF CONTENTS: Preface * Introduction: Born Criminals, Eugenics, and Biological Theories of Crime 1 * 1 Before Eugenics: Idiots and Idiocy in the Mid-Nineteenth Century 17 * 2 Feebleminded Women and the Advent of Eugenic Criminology 35 * 3 Criminalizing the Mentally Retarded 55 * 4 The Rise of the Moral Imbecile 73 * 5 Degenerates Appear in the Prison System 93 * 6 The Anthropological Born Criminal 110 * 7 The Criminal Imbecile 133 * 8 Defective Delinquents 149 * 9 Psychopaths and the Decline of Eugenic Criminology 167 * 10 Defective Delinquent Legislation 188 * 11 The Aftermath of Eugenic Criminology 210 * Afterword 237 * References Cited 241 * Index 271. -- DESCRIPTION: -- Genetic screening, new reproductive technologies, the promise of gene therapies, and the possibility of cloning have made biological solutions to human social problems seem plausible. Creating Born Criminals shows us how history can guide us in responding to the reemergence of eugenics. In this first social history in sixty years of biological theories of crime, Nicole Hahn Rafter examines those theories' origins as well as their content and demonstrates their undue influence on crime control in the United States. Rafter reveals the astonishing reality of eugenic prisons, designed to hold "unfit" criminals for life, which existed as late as the 1960s and which sought to label some offenders not only as inferior but also as a threat to future generations. But Creating Born Criminals is much more than a look at the past. It is an exploration of the role of biological explanation as a form of discourse and of its impact upon society. While The Bell Curve and other recent books have stopped short of making eugenic recommendations, their contentions point toward eugenic conclusions, and people familiar with the history of eugenics can hear in them its echoes. Rafter demonstrates that we need to know how eugenic reasoning worked in the past and that we must recognize the dangers posed by the dominance of a theory that interprets social problems in biological terms and difference as biological inferiority. -- with a bonus offer ., Univ of Illinois Pr, 1997

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Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.: Univ of Illinois Pr. New. 1997. Hardcover. 0252022378 . IN STOCK AND IMMEDIATELY AVAILABLE FOR SHIPMENT - FLAWLESS COPY, PRISTINE, NEVER OPENED -- 284 pages -- TABLE OF CONTENTS: Preface * Introduction: Born Criminals, Eugenics, and Biological Theories of Crime 1 * 1 Before Eugenics: Idiots and Idiocy in the Mid-Nineteenth Century 17 * 2 Feebleminded Women and the Advent of Eugenic Criminology 35 * 3 Criminalizing the Mentally Retarded 55 * 4 The Rise of the Moral Imbecile 73 * 5 Degenerates Appear in the Prison System 93 * 6 The Anthropological Born Criminal 110 * 7 The Criminal Imbecile 133 * 8 Defective Delinquents 149 * 9 Psychopaths and the Decline of Eugenic Criminology 167 * 10 Defective Delinquent Legislation 188 * 11 The Aftermath of Eugenic Criminology 210 * Afterword 237 * References Cited 241 * Index 271. -- DESCRIPTION: -- Genetic screening, new reproductive technologies, the promise of gene therapies, and the possibility of cloning have made biological solutions to human social problems seem plausible. Creating Born Criminals shows us how history can guide us in responding to the reemergence of eugenics. In this first social history in sixty years of biological theories of crime, Nicole Hahn Rafter examines those theories' origins as well as their content and demonstrates their undue influence on crime control in the United States. Rafter reveals the astonishing reality of eugenic prisons, designed to hold "unfit" criminals for life, which existed as late as the 1960s and which sought to label some offenders not only as inferior but also as a threat to future generations. But Creating Born Criminals is much more than a look at the past. It is an exploration of the role of biological explanation as a form of discourse and of its impact upon society. While The Bell Curve and other recent books have stopped short of making eugenic recommendations, their contentions point toward eugenic conclusions, and people familiar with the history of eugenics can hear in them its echoes. Rafter demonstrates that we need to know how eugenic reasoning worked in the past and that we must recognize the dangers posed by the dominance of a theory that interprets social problems in biological terms and difference as biological inferiority. -- with a bonus offer ., Univ of Illinois Pr, 1997

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Creating Born Criminals: Biological Theories of Crime and Eugenics
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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780252022371
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0252022378
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Publishing year: 1997
Publisher: University of Illinois Press

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