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CHAPTER IX.

SUGGESTIONS FOR ENSURING THE FUTURE EFFICIENCY OF TRANSPORTATION AS A SPECIES OF PUNISHMENT.—CHANGES IN THE SYSTEM TO BE EFFECTED IN ENGLAND.

From the preceding enumeration of the causes that have operated in producing the comparative failure of the transportation system, whether as a means of preventing crime in the mother country or of reforming criminals, the reader will doubtless perceive, that that failure is not to be regarded as the necessary result of the transportation of criminals, but rather as the natural and unavoidable consequence of gross abuses, which it is, perhaps, comparatively easy to correct for the future;—of sheer mismanagement, of which it is probably by no means difficult to prevent the recurrence. At the same time, the calamitous