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Department
Sociology
Course
SOC 2700
Professor
Scott Brandon
Semester
Winter

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Jan 232012 Biology and Crime1 Cesare Lombroso 18351909 Theory of Criminal ManSome ties with biology and crime o Believed males and females who got tattoos predicted their criminal behaviour o Physical traitsWanted to use positivism can we predict crimeAtavism as an idea evolutionary throwback o Criminals are lower on evolutionary scale less developed nondeviants have evolved o Some people are born criminals morally inferiorWho were considered atavistic o Flat noses hooked nose few lines on palms of hand short or long arms short handsStigmata term for certain physical characteristics of atavism o Robbers have small shifty quickmoving eyes bushy eyebrows receding foreheads thin beards o Women more deceitful but have more selfcontrol Born criminal2 Lombrosos c
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