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  Cesare Lombroso - LoveToKnow 1911
CESARE LOMBROSO (1836-1909), Italian criminologist, was born on the 18th of November 1836 at Verona, of a Jewish family.
Lombroso's biological principles are much less successful in his work on Genius, which he explains as a morbid, degenerative condition, presenting analogies to insanity, and not altogether alien to crime.
See Kurella, Cesare Lombroso and die Naturgeschichte des Verbrechers (Hamburg, 1892); and a biography, with an analysis of his works, and a short account of their general conclusions by his daughters, Paola Carrara and Gina Ferrero, written in 1906 on the occasion of the sixth congress of criminal anthropology at Turin.
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 Cesare Lombroso
Cesare Lombroso, (1835-1909), was an Italian anthropologist and criminologist.
Lombroso was one of the pioneers of the study of human criminal delinquency, but his work was hampered by the received ideas of social Darwinism that were current in his day.
Lombroso measured the shape and size of criminals' heads, and concluded that they displayed atavistic traits that were throwbacks to primitive man. In effect, what Lombroso had created was a new pseudoscience of forensic phrenology.
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 Lombroso and the pathological perspective can be traced back to the 19th Century following a history of demonic and ...
Lombroso’s theory of atavism, the idea that criminals are born deviant, was strongly influenced by his medical background.
Lombroso goes on to state that these offenders are not born criminals, “but become such at a given moment of their lives, in consequence of an alteration of the brain, which completely upsets heir moral nature and makes them unable to discriminate between right and wrong” (Lombroso-Ferrero, 1911:74).
Though Lombroso was strongly criticized for his practice of examining the bumps on a criminal’s skull, his ideas began a legacy of study relating to the brain.
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 CRIMEOLOGY.COM: Famous Criminologists - Cesare Lombroso
Cesare Lombroso was a historical figure in modern criminology, and the founder of the Italian School of Positivist Criminology...
Cesare Lombroso (Verona, November 6, 1835 - Turin, October 19, 1909) was a historical figure in modern criminology, and the founder of the Italian School of Positivist Criminology.
Lombroso advocated the study of individuals using measurements and statistical methods in compiling anthropological, social, and economic data.
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 Cesare Lombroso   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Lombroso tried to relate certain physical characteristics, such as jaw size, to criminal psychopathology, or the innate tendency of individuals toward sociopathy and criminal behavior.
Lombroso studied at the universities of Padua, Vienna, and Paris, and was later (1862-1876) a professor of psychiatry at the University of Pavia and of forensic medicine and hygiene (1876), psychiatry (1896) and criminal anthropology (1906) at the University of Turin.
Lombroso's main idea was partly inspired by the evolutionary and genetical studies at the end of the nineteenth century, and proposed that certain criminals had physical evidence of an "atavistic" (reappearance of characteristics which were present only in distant ascendants) or hereditary sort, reminiscent of earlier, more primitive stages of human evolution.
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 Cesare Lombroso Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography
The Italian criminologist Cesare Lombroso (1835-1909) devised the now-outmoded theory that criminality is determined by physiological traits.
Lombroso also maintained that criminals had less sensibility to pain and touch; more acute sight; a lack of moral sense, including an absence of remorse; more vanity, impulsiveness, vindictiveness, and cruelty; and other manifestations, such as a special criminal argot and the excessive use of tattooing.
Lombroso's theories were influential throughout Europe, especially in schools of medicine, but not in the United States, where sociological studies of crime and the criminal predominated.
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 Cesare Lombroso the Inventor of Criminal - Mucri - Criminology Museum
Cesare Lombroso was born in Verona on 6 November 1835 into a wealthy Jewish family.
Lombroso understood, however, that tattoos alone did not suffice in order to understand the criminal’s nature and that it was necessary to define the traits of the abnormal individual, the criminal and the madman by using the experimental method of positivist science.
In 1871, Lombroso became the director of the Pesaro asylum, which proved to be a fruitful professional experience, during that period he drew up a proposal that he presented to the ministerial authorities, which was to establish criminal asylums for mentally disturbed individuals who committed crimes and for dangerous mentally disturbed individuals.
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 Reference - Cesare Lombroso
Cesare Lombroso (1835-1909) is a history figure in modern criminology, and the founder of the Italy Positivist School of criminology.
Overview of the Positivist School >Lombrosos theory was that criminality was inherited, and that the born criminal could be identity by physical defect, which confirmed a criminal as savage, or atavistic.
Lombroso advocated the study of individuals using measure and statistics methods in compiling anthropology, social, and economic data.
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 Cesare Lombroso Biography | World of Criminal Justice
Cesare Lombroso was a nineteenth-century Italian criminologist who proposed that there was a hereditary class of criminals who were biological throwbacks to a more primitive stage of human evolution.
Lombroso's theories, which are now discredited, posited that some individuals are "born criminal." During his lifetime Lombroso's theories proved influential and popular, as he appeared to have supplied a scientific method for determining members of a criminal class.
Lombroso was born on November 6, 1835 in Verona, Italy.
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 Cesare Lombroso
Cesare Lombroso was a famous man in the nineteenth century because he claimed to have discovered the cause of crime.
Cesare Lombroso was born in Verona, Italy on November 6, 1835.
Lombroso is also credited with being one of the first to work on a cure for pellagra, a skin disease caused by vitamin deficiency.
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Cesare Lombroso is considered one of the founding fathers of criminology.
Part II Cesare Lombroso’s Theory Cesare Lombroso’s innovative theory based on biological determinism was cultivated over a 20-year period from a singular proposition into a complex, multifaceted cause of criminality.
Cesare Lombroso’s achievement is not specifically within the context of his own theories, but opening up avenues of research to discover the causes of crime within the individual.
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 The Cesare Lombroso Museum - Mucri - Criminology Museum
In 1878, when he became Professor of Forensic Medicine at the University of Turin, Lombroso succeeded in obtaining two rooms in the seventeenth-century Monastery of San Francesco da Paola, a building which was later remodelled and became the premises of the laboratory of forensic medicine and of experimental psychiatry, and the home of the collection.
Lombroso held his first public exhibition of the pieces he assembled during the course of his ceaseless activities in 1884, within the ambit of the National Exposition in Turin and, though the number of pieces on display was relatively small,
Lombroso reacted swiftly to such a possibility and, to prevent the project from going forward, wrote a letter to the Undersecretary of the Ministry of the Interior, the Hon.
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 Amazon.fr : Criminal Woman, the Prostitute, and the Normal Woman: Livres en anglais: Cesare Lombroso,Guglielmo ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Cesare Lombroso is widely considered the founder of the field of criminology.
Lombroso’s research took him to police stations, prisons, and madhouses where he studied the tattoos, cranial capacities, and sexual behavior of criminals and prostitutes to establish a female criminal type.
She is the author of Prostitution and the State in Italy, 1860-1915 and Born to Crime: Cesare Lombroso and the Origins of Biological Criminology.
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Cesare Lombroso, born in Venice in 1836, is a famous Italian coroner, psychiatrist and criminologist, the author of the notorious book Uomo delinquente (1876).
In Casi di microcephalia da influenza psichica nella gravidanza (1885), Lombroso blames the fact of abnormal births on the psychic troubles of the pregnant woman.
The child was abnormal, says Lombroso, because during the first months of pregnancy the mother had dreamed that a monkey bit her, a dream that remained long in her memory.
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 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Lombroso,
He continued the scientific study of crime begun by Cesare Lombroso, emphasizing social and economic factors.
Cesare Lombroso, in 1895, was the first to utilize such an instrument, but it was not until 1914 and 1915 that Vittorio Benussi, Harold Burtt, and, above all, William Marston produced devices establishing correlation
With his father-in-law, the criminologist Cesare Lombroso, he collaborated in the writing of La donna delinquente (1893, tr.
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 Lombroso, Cesare - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Although the scientific validity of the concept has been questioned by other criminologists, Lombroso is still credited with turning attention from the legalistic study of crime to the scientific study of the criminal.
Lombroso advocated humane treatment of criminals and limitations on the use of the death penalty.
"The two sides of his face were dissimilar - according to Cesare Lombroso a sign either of genius or criminality.
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 Mike Nichols + Cesare Lombroso
Although Lombroso's science of criminology was largely based on the thoroughly discredited pseudoscience of phrenology —; the study of the shape and size of the head as a supposed indicator of character and criminality — he transformed criminology from a legalistic art to a true science.
Throughout his career, Lombroso was an outspoken Atheist and materialist, and became an honorary associate of the British Rationalist Press Association.
It was Cesare Lombroso at the height of his powers who said: "If ever there was an individual in the world opposed to spiritism by virtue of scientific education, and I may say, by instinct, I was that person.
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 All about Criminal Motivation, by Mark Gado
Cesare Lombroso, (1835-1909) was the next researcher to build upon the theories of Gall.
Lombroso was an Italian physician who performed hundreds of post mortem examinations on criminals during the late 19th century.
Lombroso became convinced that a criminal was an immoral person, a sort of throwback to primitive man who had not developed to the same biological level as the modern, non-criminal man. Lombroso called this inferior being the “born criminal”, a being who was pre-destined for criminal behavior due to his physical configuration.
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 Personality of the Week - Lombroso   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Here Lombroso conducted extensive post-mortem studies on criminals and studied the shape of the skull as an indicator of abnormality.
Considered the founder of criminology, he changed the focus of the study of crime from that of the criminal act to the criminal.
Born to crime: Cesare Lombroso and the origins of biological criminology.
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 Amazon.com: Criminal Man: Books: Cesare Lombroso   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Cesare Lombroso is widely considered the founder of criminology.
Though his theory of `the born criminal' is not likely to win many supporters today, Cesare Lombroso (1835-1909), an Italian physician and criminologist, is now widely considered one of the most important founders of criminology.
Over the five editions of `Criminal Man' Lombroso developed his theory by accumulating data, articles, photos, and even the poems and drawings by the criminals, and he developed his theory with more categories and sub-categories added to his original idea, later covering the territories of prostitution, insanity, and even botany.
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 Cesare Lombroso - Wikipedia, la enciclopedia libre
Ezechia Marco Lombroso (Verona; 6 de noviembre de 1835 - Turín; 19 de octubre de 1909), conocido con el pseudónimo Cesare Lombroso, fue un médico y criminólogo italiano, representante del positivismo criminológico, llamado en su tiempo la nueva escuela (Nuova Scuola), teoría sostenida también por Enrico Ferri y Rafaele Garofalo.
Hijo de Aarón Lombroso y Zefora Levi, en 1852 se inscribió en la facultad de medicina de la Universidad de Pavía, donde se graduó en 1858.
La concepción de Lombroso torna irrelevante el estudio de la imputabilidad del sujeto, puesto que –según se deriva lógicamente de sus postulados– todos los criminales son inimputables, y cuanto menor sea su responsabilidad, mayor es su peligrosidad.
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