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"The prime function of the criminal law is to protect our persons and our property; these purposes are now engulfed in a mass of other distracting, inefficiently performed, legislative duties. When the criminal law invades the spheres of private morality and social welfare, it exceeds its proper limits at the cost of neglecting its primary tasks. This unwarranted extension is expensive, ineffective, and criminogenic."


Norval Morris (more quotes by Norval Morris or books by/about Norval Morris)

(1923-2004) American law professor, criminologist, and advocate for criminal justice and mental health reform


The Honest Politician's Guide to Crime Control
by Norval Morris and Gordon Hawkins

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<i>The Honest Politician's Guide to Crime Control</i><br/>
by Norval Morris and Gordon Hawkins


Civil Rights, Constitution, Freedom, Government, Individual Rights, Justice, Law, Liberty, Prohibition, Property, Terrorism, Truth, Tyranny


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