Books: Penology Paraphrased

THE WORLD OUTSIDE—Hans Fallada—Simon & Schuster ($2.50).

Cesare Lombroso (1836-1909) thought he had proved by cranial and facial measurements that there is such a thing as a criminal type. Modern criminology loads its dice heavily in favor of environment, says that most criminals are normal human beings to start with. Author Fallada's tragic story tells, better than a cabinet-full of penological statistics, how a human being can become an incorrigible criminal. Twice as potent a book as his best-selling Little Man, What Now? The World Outside may prove too strong a dose for...

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