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Pathological Lying, Accusation and Swindling


America by reason of the rapid development of criminological
research in this country since the organization of the Institute.
Criminology draws upon many independent branches of science,
such as Psychology, Anthropology, Neurology, Medicine,
Education, Sociology, and Law. These sciences contribute to our
understanding of the nature of the delinquent and to our knowledge
of those conditions in home, occupation, school, prison, etc., which
are best adapted to elicit the behavior that the race has learned to
approve and cherish.
This series of Monographs, therefore, will include researches in
each of these departments of knowledge insofar as they meet our
special interest.
It is confidently anticipated that the series will stimulate the study
of the problems of delinquency, the State control of which
commands as great expenditure of human toil and treasure as does
the control of constructive public education.
ROBERT H. GAULT,Editor of the Journal of Criminal
COMMITTEE ON PUBLICATION Law and Criminology, OF
THE Northwestern University. AMERICAN
INSTITUTEFREDERIC B. CROSSLEY, OF
CRIMINAL Northwestern University. LAW AND
CRIMINOLOGY.JAMES W. GARNER, University of
Illinois.
PREFACE
Careful studies of offenders make group-types stand out with
distinctness. Very little advancement in the treatment of
delinquents or criminals can be expected if typical characteristics
and their bearings are not understood. The group that our present
work concerns itself with is comparatively little known, although
cases belonging to it, when met, attract much attention. It is to all
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