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Ben Karpman has again contributed two massive volumes to his monumental work on the psychopathology of crime, and has further emphasized that of all social problems, crime is undoubtedly the most pressing, and certainly the most demoralizing. As he points out in his introduction, "most economic expression of the cost of crime, however high, can never depict its profound and far-reaching effect on the community." These case studies by Ben Karpman very clearly bring out that, through an intensive study of the lives of individual criminals, the uncovering of the psychogenic factors very definitely gives us an understanding of the
Case Studies in the Psychopathology of Crime.. Ann Intern Med. 1949;31:170–171. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-31-1-170
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