Maria Murder and Suicide (Hardcover)

Maria Murder and Suicide By Verrier Elwin, W. V. Grigson (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Verrier Elwin, W. V. Grigson (Foreword by)
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After providing a brief sketch of Maria life and custom, Elwin goes on to examine the records of one hundred cases of murder and fifty cases of suicide, and finally makes valuable suggestions for improving the treatment of aboriginal in jail. The commonest motives for crime among the Bison-horn Maria were found to be sexual jealousy and resentment or shame caused by public rebuke; fatigue and the use of alcohol were also found to be factors.

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with a foreword by the late Sir W.V. Grigson
Product Details
ISBN: 9780195628548
ISBN-10: 0195628543
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: October 31st, 1991
Pages: 322
Language: English