Source: Outlines of Sociology
Source type: book
Document type: book chapter
Document title: “Crime: Its Causes and Prevention” [chapter 4]
Author(s): Blackmar, Frank W.; Gillin, John Lewis
Publisher: Macmillan Company
Place of publication: New York, New York
Year of publication: 1921
Pagination: 478-98 (excerpt below includes only pages 491-92)
|Blackmar, Frank W., and John Lewis Gillin. “Crime: Its Causes and Prevention” [chapter 4]. Outlines of Sociology. New York: Macmillan, 1921: pp. 478-98.|
|excerpt of chapter|
|assassination; Leon Czolgosz.|
|Marie François Sadi Carnot; Sante Geronimo Caserio; Leon Czolgosz; Havelock Ellis [in notes]; William McKinley; Theodore Roosevelt.|
A footnote for the excerpted paragraph (below) reads: “For a good summary of the post-mortem and ante-mortem examinations of Czolgosz see Ellis, The Criminal, 4th ed., pp. 415-417” (p. 492).
This book is copyrighted for 1905 and 1915; however, the year 1921 is given on the title page.
From title page: By Frank W. Blackmar, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology and Economics in the University of Kansas, and John Lewis Gillin, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Sociology in the University of Wisconsin.
Crime: Its Causes and Prevention [excerpt]
The term “political criminal” is used to indicate those who commit a crime against the established government. It includes those who are guilty of trying to kill public officials, in order the better to overturn the government. They were formerly called regicides for the reason that they usually attacked the king as the chief representative of the hated social order. It includes also the rebel against the established government. The term also includes what has come to be termed the regenticide, or magnicide, who is also an anarchist, such as Caserio, who killed Carnot, president of France, and Czolgosz, the assassin of McKinley. Sometimes such a person  is insane, as in the case of the man who made an attempt on the life of ex-President Roosevelt at Milwaukee in the autumn of 1912, and sometimes he is perfectly sane, as in the case of Czolgosz.