Quotes by Cesare Lombroso

About Cesare Lombroso:

Cesare Lombroso was an Italian criminologist, 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 (congenital) defects, which confirmed a criminal as savage or atavistic.

Author Bio

  • NameCesare Lombroso
  • DescriptionItalian criminologist
  • AliasesEzechia Marco Lombroso
  • BornNovember 6, 1835
  • DiedOctober 19, 1909
  • CountryKingdom Of Italy
  • ProfessionPhysician; Writer; Criminologist; Psychiatrist