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1932

Criminal Law

Yale Law School

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The Inquisitorial Functions Of Grand Juries, George H. Dession, Isadore H. Cohen Jan 1932

The Inquisitorial Functions Of Grand Juries, George H. Dession, Isadore H. Cohen

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WHILE denying the traditional virtues of grand juries and discrediting them as wielders of the power of indictment, current criticism nevertheless remains non-committal as to their value for John Doe investigation into crime. As epitomized by the report of the National Commission for Law Observance and Enforcement, there seems to be some feeling that they are still of possible use in that quarter: "Today the grand jury is useful only as a general investigating body for inquiring into the conduct of public officers and in case of large conspiracies. It should be retained as an occasional instrument for such purposes ...


The Problem Of Mental Disorder In Crime, Leon A. Tulin Jan 1932

The Problem Of Mental Disorder In Crime, Leon A. Tulin

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One of the consequences of the law's acceptance of the lay notion
that most people are free rational agents is the tacit assumption that except
in clearly recognizable cases of marked dementia, all people are the
same and should be treated alike. No middle zone is recognized. This
approach to the problem of anti-social behavior is, of course, completely
opposed to the present trend of thought. To the criminologist mental
abnormality is an extremely broad concept; and is merely one of the
factors to be considered in determining in individual cases why an offender
offended and what method of ...