New York: Macmillan Company, 1931. First Edition. This work the result of a year-long study of penological practices across the globe, from the criminal tribes in India, Japanese penal institutions, and the Parchman prison farm in Mississippi. John L. Gillin (1871-1958) was president of the American Sociological Association and showed little qualms at Parchman Farm's use of the strap as a disciplinary practice. Octavo (22cm.); publisher's maroon gilt-lettered buckram, blue-green printed dust jacket; vii,,318pp.; photographic frontispiece, eleven leaves of photographs printed on rectos and versos. A hint of shelf wear to cloth extremities, endpapers toned, bottom corner of upper jacket flap clipped, though upper corner retaining original price of $3.50, shallow chips along jacket extremities most notably at spine ends, spine additionally a bit toned with brief soil spot at foot not affecting cloth binding, else Near Fine in a Very Good copy of the scarce dust jacket.