Lombroso, Cesare

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Cesare, Italian criminologist and professor, 1835-1909.
characterology - Lombroso was a proponent of the theory that attempted to establish a correlation between physical characteristics and criminal behavior.
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Within the field of criminology, it is general knowledge that though Cesare Lombroso brought scientific methodology to the study of crime, his findings are widely discredited as they posit that criminality is genetic and is identifiable through many physiological features.
Italian Cesare Lombroso (1835-1909), the father of modern criminology, said it was a sign that a person had biologically regressed to a more primitive and savage mentality.
In her introduction, Past delineates the fundamentals of the epistemology of crime which underpins these two texts, Cesare Beccaria, Dei delitti e delle pene and Cesare Lombroso, L'uomo delinquente.
Set in 19th century Italy, the world's first criminologist, Cesare Lombroso and his young Scottish assistant James Murray investigate when a young woman's body is found bearing evidence of a satanic ritual.
A reading of the interaction between anthropological knowledge and literary texts over the issue of maternal power and woman's desire, Cristina Mazzoni's essay--"Impressive Cravings, Impressionable Bodies: Pregnancy and Desire from Cesare Lombroso to Ada Negri--analyzes turn-of-the-century literary and anthropological approaches to the issue of the pregnant woman's influence on the fetus she carries.
Like Cesare Lombroso, Newsweek journalist Geoffrey Cowley starts with analogies drawn from the animal world.
There is much of interest in Aizpurua's account, for he lists, not only the early SPR work and researchers, but also a variety of European figures such as Ernesto Bozzano, Camille Flammarion, Gustave Geley, Cesare Lombroso, and Johann K.
Cesare Lombroso is generally best known in Italy as the author of L'uomo delinquente, the 1876 study that, with its theory of the atavistic male criminal, consecrates him as the leading exponent of the criminological school.
Mazzoni proceeds to discuss maternal impressions in turn-of-the-century science, mainly in two male texts that are analyzed throughout the book: La donna delinquente, la prostituta e la donna normale by Cesare Lombroso and Fisiologia della donna by Paolo Mantegazza.
JC: Modern man's identity is defined in the late 19th century with Broca's anthropology, Bertillon's anthropometry, Cesare Lombroso, advances in photography, the X ray in 1895 (the year of the first Biennale), all opening the period of the body.