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Maria Murder and Suicide Verrier Elwin

Maria Murder and Suicide

Verrier Elwin

Published October 31st 1991
ISBN : 9780195628548
Hardcover
322 pages
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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.