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GENERAL PREFACE
THE EVOLUTION OF MODESTY-1.1
THE EVOLUTION OF MODESTY-1.2
THE EVOLUTION OF MODESTY-1.3
THE EVOLUTION OF MODESTY-1.4
THE EVOLUTION OF MODESTY-1.5
THE EVOLUTION OF MODESTY-1.6
THE EVOLUTION OF MODESTY-2.1
THE EVOLUTION OF MODESTY-2.2
THE EVOLUTION OF MODESTY-2.3
THE EVOLUTION OF MODESTY-2.4
THE EVOLUTION OF MODESTY-2.5
THE EVOLUTION OF MODESTY-3
THE EVOLUTION OF MODESTY-4
THE PHENOMENA OF SEXUAL PERIODICITY-1.1
THE PHENOMENA OF SEXUAL PERIODICITY-1.2
FOOTNOTES
THE PHENOMENA OF SEXUAL PERIODICITY-2.1
THE PHENOMENA OF SEXUAL PERIODICITY-2.2
THE PHENOMENA OF SEXUAL PERIODICITY-2.3
THE PHENOMENA OF SEXUAL PERIODICITY-3.1
THE PHENOMENA OF SEXUAL PERIODICITY-3.2
THE PHENOMENA OF SEXUAL PERIODICITY-3.3
THE PHENOMENA OF SEXUAL PERIODICITY-3.4
THE PHENOMENA OF SEXUAL PERIODICITY-3.5
FOOTNOTES
AUTO-EROTISM: A STUDY OF THE SPONTANEOUS MANIFESTATIONS OF THE SEXUAL IMPULSE-1.1
AUTO-EROTISM: A STUDY OF THE SPONTANEOUS MANIFESTATIONS OF THE SEXUAL IMPULSE-1.2
AUTO-EROTISM: A STUDY OF THE SPONTANEOUS MANIFESTATIONS OF THE SEXUAL IMPULSE-1.3
AUTO-EROTISM: A STUDY OF THE SPONTANEOUS MANIFESTATIONS OF THE SEXUAL IMPULSE-1.4
AUTO-EROTISM: A STUDY OF THE SPONTANEOUS MANIFESTATIONS OF THE SEXUAL IMPULSE-1.5
AUTO-EROTISM: A STUDY OF THE SPONTANEOUS MANIFESTATIONS OF THE SEXUAL IMPULSE-1.6
FOOTNOTES
AUTO-EROTISM: A STUDY OF THE SPONTANEOUS MANIFESTATIONS OF THE SEXUAL IMPULSE-2.1
AUTO-EROTISM: A STUDY OF THE SPONTANEOUS MANIFESTATIONS OF THE SEXUAL IMPULSE-2.2
AUTO-EROTISM: A STUDY OF THE SPONTANEOUS MANIFESTATIONS OF THE SEXUAL IMPULSE-2.3
AUTO-EROTISM: A STUDY OF THE SPONTANEOUS MANIFESTATIONS OF THE SEXUAL IMPULSE-2.4
AUTO-EROTISM: A STUDY OF THE SPONTANEOUS MANIFESTATIONS OF THE SEXUAL IMPULSE-3.1
AUTO-EROTISM: A STUDY OF THE SPONTANEOUS MANIFESTATIONS OF THE SEXUAL IMPULSE-3.2
AUTO-EROTISM: A STUDY OF THE SPONTANEOUS MANIFESTATIONS OF THE SEXUAL IMPULSE-3.3
AUTO-EROTISM: A STUDY OF THE SPONTANEOUS MANIFESTATIONS OF THE SEXUAL IMPULSE-3.4
AUTO-EROTISM: A STUDY OF THE SPONTANEOUS MANIFESTATIONS OF THE SEXUAL IMPULSE-3.5
AUTO-EROTISM: A STUDY OF THE SPONTANEOUS MANIFESTATIONS OF THE SEXUAL IMPULSE-3.6
AUTO-EROTISM: A STUDY OF THE SPONTANEOUS MANIFESTATIONS OF THE SEXUAL IMPULSE-3.7
FOOTNOTES
APPENDIX A-1.1
APPENDIX A-1.2
APPENDIX B-1.1
APPENDIX B-1.2
APPENDIX C-1.1
APPENDIX C-1.2
INDEX OF AUTHORS

concludes, "that the unseasonably hot days of spring and autumn 

are the pugnacious ones, even though the actual heat be much less 

than for summer. We might infer from this that conditions of 

heat, up to a certain extent, are vitalizing, while, at the same 

time, irritating, but above that limit, heat is so devitalizing 

in its effects as to leave hardly energy enough to carry on a 

fight." (E.G. Dexter, _Conduct and the Weather_, 1899, pp. 63 _et 

seq._) 

 

It is not impossible that the phenomena of seasonal periodicity 

in crimes may possess a real significance in relation to sexual 

periodicity. If, as is possible, the occurrence of spring and 

autumn climaxes of criminal activity is due less to any special 

exciting causes at these seasons than to the depressing 

influences of heat and cold in summer and winter, it may appear 

reasonable to ask whether the spring and autumn climaxes of 

sexual activity are not really also largely due to a like 

depressing influence of extreme temperatures at the other two 

seasons. 

 

 

Not only is there periodicity in criminal conduct, but even within the 

normal range of good and bad conduct seasonal periodicity may still be 

traced. In his _Physical and Industrial Training of Criminals_, H.D. Wey 

gives charts of the conduct of seven prisoners during several years, as 

shown by the marks received. These charts show that there is a very 

decided tendency to good behavior during summer and winter, while in 

spring (February, March, and April) and in autumn (August, September and 

October) there are very marked falls to bad conduct, each individual 

tending to adhere to a conduct-curve of his own. Wey does not himself 

appear to have noticed this seasonal periodicity. Marro, however, has 

investigated this question in Turin on a large scale and reaches results 

not very dissimilar from those shown by Wey's figures in New York. He 

noted the months in which over 4,000 punishments were inflicted on 

prisoners for assaults, insults, threatening language, etc., and shows the 

annual curve in Tavola VI of his _Caratteri dei Delinquenti_. There is a 

marked and isolated climax in May; a still more sudden rise leads to the 

chief maximum of punishment in August; and from the minimum in October 

there is rapid ascent during the two following months to a climax much 

inferior to that of May. 

 

 


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