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John Hamlin
Sociology 2311
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
UMD




CESARE LOMBROSO (1835-1909)

PHYSICIAN
1876 WROTE, THE CRIMINAL MAN

DURING AUTOPSY, CERTAIN PHYSICAL STIGMATA WAS APPARENT, CONCLUDED THE CERTAIN NUMBER OF THESES INDICATED A BORN CRIMINAL, ATAVISTIC CRIMINAL

STIGMATA RELATED TO AN ATAVISTIC CRIMINAL:

  1. DEVIATION IN HEAD SIZE AND SHAPE FROM TYPE COMMON TO RACE AND REGION FROM WHICH THE CRIMINAL CAME
  2. ASYMMETRY OF THE FACE
  3. EYE DEFECTS AND PECULIARITIES
  4. EXCESSIVE DIMENSIONS OF THE JAW AND CHEEK BONES
  5. EARS OF UNUSUAL SIZE, OR OCCASIONALLY VERY SMALL, OR STANDING OUT FROM THE HEAD AS DO THOSE OF THE CHIMPANZEE
  6. NOSE TWISTED, UPTURNED, OR FLATTENED IN THIEVES, OR AQUILINE OR BEAK-LIKE IN MURDERERS, OR WITH A TIP RISING LIKE A PEAK FROM SWOLLEN NOSTRILS.
  7. LIPS FLESHY, SWOLLEN, & PROTRUDING
  8. POUCHES IN THE CHEEK LIKE THOSE OF SOME ANIMALS
  9. PECULIARITIES OF THE PALATE, SUCH AS ARE FOUND IN SOME REPTILES, AND CLEFT PALATE.
  10. CHIN RECEDING, OR EXCESSIVELY LONG, OR SHORT AND FLAT, AS IN APES.
  11. ABNORMAL DENTITION.
  12. ABUNDANCE, VARIETY, AND PRECOCITY OF WRINKLES
  13. ANOMALIES OF THE HAIR, MARKED BY CHARACTERISTICS OF THE HAIR OF THE OPPOSITE SEX.
  14. DEFECTS OF THE THORAX, SUCH AS TOO MANY OR TOO FEW RIBS, OR SUPERNUMERARY NIPPLES
  15. INVERSION OF SEX CHARACTERS IN THE PELVIC ORGANS
  16. EXCESSIVE LENGTH OF ARMS
  17. SUPERNUMERARY FINGERS AND TOES
  18. IMBALANCE OF THE HEMISPHERES OF THE BRAIN (ASYMMETRY OF CRANIUM)

SUMMARY OF HIS WORK


FAMILIAR AND POPULAR DOCTRINE OF SELF-DETERMINISM OF HUMAN BEHAVIOR, TO SAY NOTHING OF THE DEMONISTIC

THE FEMALE OFFENDER 1909

MOST WOMEN ARE NOT CRIMINAL

THOSE THAT ARE, ARE MOST OFTEN OCCASIONAL CRIMINALS

BUT, SOME WOMEN ARE ACTAVISTIC CRIMINALS

HARDER TO DETECT THEN MEN

MORE VICIOUS




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