The Wiley Series in the Psychology of Crime, Policing and Law publishes single
author and edited reviews of emerging areas of contemporary research.
The purpose of this series is not merely to present research findings in a clear
and readable form, but also to bring out their implications for both practice
and policy. The series will be useful not only to psychologists, but also to all
those concerned with crime detection and prevention, policing and the judicial
Does the fact that a weak mortal sought an unprofaned sanctuary--an island removed from the haunts of
men--and there dwelt in tranquillity, happiness and security, represent any just occasion for the relation of his
experiences--experiences necessarily out of the common? To this proposition it will be for these pages to find
answer.Few men of their own free will seek seclusion, for does not man belong to the social vertebrates, and do not
the instincts of the many rule? And when an individual is fain to acknowledge himself a variant from the type,...