The Criminal Body: Lombroso and the Anatomy of Deviance

1st Edition

David Horn

Routledge
Published September 26, 2003
Reference - 224 Pages
ISBN 9780415947299 - CAT# RT4045

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Summary

This fascinating book traces the evolution of the "criminal body" by focusing on the work of Cesare Lombroso, an Italian physician and anthropologist, who is widely held to be the father of modern criminology. Building on Lombroso's concept of the "born criminal" and the idea that bodies could be used as evidence in criminal investigations, The Criminal Body offers an intriguing window into the origins of today's criminological science.

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