Proceedings of the Attorney General's Conference on Crime Held December 10-13, 1934, in Memorial Continental Hall, Washington, D.C.

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Printed under the supervision of the Bureau of Prisons, Department of Justice, 1936 - Crime - 578 pages
 

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Page 230 - Whether further observation will or will not verify the conjecture, that nature has been less bountiful to them in the endowments of the head, I believe that in those of the heart she will be found to have done them justice.
Page 228 - We have been proud of our industrial achievements, but we have not hitherto stopped thoughtfully enough to count the human cost, the cost of lives snuffed out, of energies overtaxed and broken, the fearful physical and spiritual cost to the men and women and children upon whom the dead weight and burden of it all has fallen pitilessly the years through.
Page 228 - ... thoughtfully enough to count the human cost, the cost of lives snuffed out, of energies overtaxed and broken, the fearful physical and spiritual cost to the men and women and children upon whom the dead weight and burden of it all has fallen pitilessly the years through. The groans and agony of it all had not yet reached our ears, the solemn moving undertone of our life, coming up out of the mines and factories and out of every home where the struggle had its intimate and familiar seat.
Page 232 - The feelings with which we face this new age of right and opportunity sweep across our heartstrings like some air out of God's own presence, where justice and mercy are reconciled and the judge and the brother are one.
Page 232 - This is the high enterprise of the new day: To lift everything that concerns our life as a Nation to the light that shines from the hearthfire of every man's conscience and vision of the right.
Page 245 - It is too probable that no plan we propose will be adopted. Perhaps another dreadful conflict is to be sustained. If, to please the people, we offer what we ourselves disapprove, how can we afterwards defend our work? Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair: the event is in the hands of God.
Page 232 - It is inconceivable that we should do this as partisans ; it is inconceivable we should do it in ignorance of the facts as they are or in blind haste. We shall restore, not destroy. We shall deal with our economic system as it is and as it may be modified, not as it might be if we had a clean sheet of paper to write upon; and step by step we shall make it what it should be, in the spirit of those who question their own wisdom and...
Page 220 - We are not here to play, to dream, to drift, We have hard work to do, and loads to lift. Shun not the struggle ; face it. 'Tis God's gift. Be strong! Say not the days are evil, — Who's to blame?
Page 228 - Nor have we studied and perfected the means by which government may be put at the service of humanity, in safeguarding the health of the Nation, the health of its men and its women and its children, as well as their rights in the struggle for existence.
Page 161 - The American Bar Association recommends the creation in each state of a State Department of Justice, headed by the Attorney General or by such other officers as may be desirable, whose duty it would be to direct and supervise actively the work of every district attorney, sheriff and law enforcement agency, and who would be specifically charged with the responsibility therefor.

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