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Excerpt from Criminology, Crimes and Criminals, and the United States Constitution: A Class Document I will undertake to prove that few people understand the fundamental facts underlying crime. Many who are the loudest in condemning crime are doing all they can to protect the big criminals, seemingly unconscious of the fact that they are thus helping to produce the little ones they seem so anxious to imprison or kill. Enrico Ferri said: Three factors must be understood before we can, with any degree of clearness, understand 'criminology.' They are: First, the anthropological, that is, racial characteristics; temperaments - heredity. Second, the telluric, that is, soil, climate and natural resources, and, Third, the social institutions. He insists (and other well informed students agree) that the last exerts a much greater inﬂuence than either of the other two factors. The first and second factors furnish the material, the clay, so to speak; the third, the social institutions, become the potters who give direction to, who fashion, make or mar the human shapes, furnish language, furnish or fail to furnish labor and decide all questions of law and morals. Intellectually, morally and physically, then, these bits of anthropological and telluric clay finally reﬂect the work manship of the society that handles them. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.