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235 et seq. The indictable offences only are included in the present chapter. Many offenders convicted of indictable woundings and like offences were, of course, in possession of, and in some cases used, offensive weapons, but the possession of the offensive weapon was not made the subject ofseparate proceedings. THE SUBSTANCE OF CRIMES OF VIOLENCE 27 The circumstances in which the oifences occurred The dassification of the offences according to their legal definition gives so me indication of the gravity of the crimes committed but it reveals very little about the quality of violen ce and practically nothing about the degree of danger which these crimes represent in the community.

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