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VOL. XXXVII.-1895.

TWENTY-FOURTH VOLUME.

N.B. THE Figures at the beginning of the line, correspond with the N° at the

foot of each Report; and the Figures at the end of the line, refer to the MS. Paging of the Volumes arranged for The House of Commons.

HABITUAL OFFENDERS, &c. (SCOTLAND):

V

[c. 7753.] Report from the Departmental Committee on Habitual Offenders, Vagrants, Beggars, Inebriates, and Juvenile Delinquents. p. 1

✓ [c. 7753-1.] Minutes of Evidence, with Appendix and Index.

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DEPARTMENTAL COMMITTEE ON HABITUAL OFFENDERS, INEBRIATES, &c.

(SCOTLAND).

REPORT

FROM THE

DEPARTMENTAL COMMITTEE

ON

HABITUAL OFFENDERS, VAGRANTS, BEGGARS, INEBRIATES,
AND JUVENILE DELINQUENTS.

[THE MINUTES OF EVIDENCE, APPENDICES, AND INDEX
ARE PUBLISHED SEPARATELY.]

Presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty.

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MAIN FEATURES OF INQUIRY.

A.-HABITUAL PETTY OFFENDERS apprehended, convicted, fined, or imprisoned for (1) Drunkenness, accompanied by incapacity or disorderly conduct; (2) Breaches of the Peace and Petty Assaults; (3) Prostitution; (4) Vagrancy and Begging; (5) Petty Thefts, with Sentences of 14 days

and under.

B.-VAGRANTS, BEGGARS, TINKERS, and GIPSIES.-Their habits and mode of living. Experience in other countries.

C.-HABITUAL DRUNKARDS OF POORER CLASSES seldom or never coming under cognisance of the police-The Habitual Drunkards Act, 1879, and the Inebriates Act of 1888-Procedure antecedent to admission to Licensed Retreats-The element of compulsion-Maintenance by friends, Church, philanthropic, or other agencies-Period and conditions of detention in Licensed Houses or Retreats-Experience in other countries.

D. WELL-TO-DO HABITUAL DRUNKARDS.-Habitual Drunkards Act, 1879, and
Inebriates Act of 1888-Element of compulsion-Licensed Retreats—
Period of detention, &c.-Experience in other countries.

E. RESULT OF DETENTION OF VOLUNTARY INEBRIATES AND HABITUAL PETTY OFFENDERS in Asylums, Homes, Shelters, licensed and unlicensed, in this country-Period of detention-Employment-Maintenance.

F.-JUVENILE DELINQUENTS.

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