Criminal Man According to the Classification of Cesare Lombroso
. Montclair, NJ: Patterson Smith.
's work famously asserts that criminals are atavistic, a kind of evolutionary throwback, and as he considers the causes of women's delinquency, he argues that women are less evolved than men, resembling children in some ways (Rafter and Gibson 7, 9).
In August 1897, Tolstoy met personally with Cesare Lombroso
at Yasnaya Polyana ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] 144-45).
Es muy probable que la relacion que establece Loos entre el ornamento y la criminalidad este inspirada en los textos del famoso criminologo italiano Cesare Lombroso
, quien sostiene que tanto el sistema nervioso como la constitucion corporal de los criminales de nacimiento se parece a la de los salvajes; lo que explica su predileccion por los tatuajes y su tendencia a decorar todo su cuerpo (Cernuschi 2000, p.83, nota 7).
Criminal Man (Cesare Lombroso
, translated and edited by Mary Gibson and Nicole Hahn Rafter, Duke University Press, 47 line drawings, 28 tables, 426 pages, softcover, $22.95, 0-8223-3723-1), a comprehensive translation of the seminal work of "the founder of modern criminology," also incorporates new material from four successor editions to the 1876 original.
Its resurrection came in a scientifically prompted guise, initially and most markedly in the work of the Italian criminologist Cesare Lombroso
(1835-1909), who launched the psychopathological study of genius in 1864 with his work Genio e follia.
Mortimer is clearly a follower of Cesare Lombroso
, the Italian anthropologist and criminologist who thought that criminality was inscribed in the physical characteristics of the criminal (however absurd this idea might be, it is sometimes difficult to rid oneself of it entirely while visiting a prison).
Earlier influential pioneers appear to be Francis Galton and Cesare Lombroso
in the mid-19th century and James McKeen Cattell, Alfred Yoder, and Alfred Binet at the turn of the 20th century.
Most notably, Cesare Lombroso
explored this in his book L'homme de Genie.
These authors provide examples of the ways that state-builders, often influenced by the Italian criminologist Cesare Lombroso
's theories about biological propensities toward crime, defined groups as potentially dangerous, and they describe alternate definitions developed by other members of society as well.