Criminal Man

According to the Classification of Cesare Lombroso

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Published: 1877
Language: English
Wordcount: 70,300 / 234 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 14.7
LoC Category: HV
Downloads: 930
Added to site: 2009.09.03
mnybks.net#: 25185
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Non-fiction

A pseudo-scientific analysis of the nature of crime.

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nomalies as criminals. Finally, it was shown that epilepsy frequently reproduced atavistic characteristics, including even those common to lower animals.

That synthesis which mighty geniuses have often succeeded in creating by one inspiration (but at the risk of errors, for a genius is only human and in many cases more fallacious than his fellow-men) was deduced by me gradually from various sources--the study of the normal individual, the lunatic, the criminal, the savage, and finally the child. Thus, by reducing the penal problem to its simplest expression, its solution was rendered easier, just as the study of embryology has in a great measure solved the apparently strange and mysterious riddle of teratology.

But these attempts would have been sterile, had not a solid phalanx of jurists, Russian, German, Hungarian, Italian, and American, fertilised the germ by correcting hasty and one-sided conclusions, suggesting opportune reforms and applications, and, most important of all, applying my idea

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