Cesare Lombroso

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Most Influential Person

Italian criminologist

Why Is Cesare Lombroso Influential?

According to Wikipedia, Cesare Lombroso was an Italian criminologist, phrenologist, physician, and founder of the Italian School of Positivist Criminology. Lombroso rejected the established classical school, which held that crime was a characteristic trait of human nature. Instead, using concepts drawn from physiognomy, degeneration theory, psychiatry, and Social Darwinism, Lombroso's theory of anthropological criminology essentially stated that criminality was inherited, and that someone "born criminal" could be identified by physical defects, which confirmed a criminal as savage or atavistic.

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What Schools Are Affiliated With Cesare Lombroso?

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What Are Cesare Lombroso's Academic Contributions?

Cesare Lombroso is most known for their academic work in the field of criminal justice. They are also known for their academic work in the fields of and literature.

Cesare Lombroso has made the following academic contributions:

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