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Stupidity the Key Text   In this report of 1856, the chaplain of Stafford Gaol, the Reverend R H Goodacre, refers to his belief that "crime is not generally occasioned by want or destitution, or in any great degree owing to the circumstances or conditions of life of the persons who commit it, but the chief cause of crime in the County is a low standard of intelligence, education and morality . . "
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Staffordshire Record Office: Q/ACg 2/1

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