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This book presents the case histories of 11 criminals, 10 men and one woman, who were studied and treated by the psychoanalytic technic as applied by Dr. Alexander. Seven of the cases were reported as successful analyses, and four as unsuccessful attempts. This project was a piece of research undertaken to determine, if possible, the traits that are likely to produce delinquency and at what age they begin. The study was financed by a grant from the Julius Rosenwald Fund.
This new approach to the study of the criminal is painstaking and time-consuming, and as such it is recognized that
Roots of Crime: Psychoanalytic Studies.. Ann Intern Med. ;9:354–355. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-9-3-354_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1935;9(3):354-355.
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