CRIME: The Moon-Gazers

In the last half-century, millions of U.S. citizens have come to sympathize with one hopeful theory of modern criminology: that a wrongdoer deserves the chance of rehabilitation or psychiatric treatment, and that society profits if he is cured rather than blindly punished. But millions of the same people are becoming increasingly indignant at the follies committed by moon-gazing parole boards. Startled at the string of insane and dangerous criminals dumped upon it from prisons in recent years, the public had two more reasons for renewed indignation last week.

¶ Near Holbrook, Ariz., one Carl J. Folk, 60, a burly (215 lbs.,...

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