Cesare Lombroso (Lombroso Cesare)( Italian criminologist)
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Biography Cesare Lombroso (Lombroso Cesare)
Born in Verona on Nov. 6, 1835 into a Jewish family. Studied in Turin, Padua, Vienna and Paris. In 1862 he was appointed professor of psychiatry in Pavia in 1871 became director of a mental asylum in Pesaro. In 1876 became Chair of Forensic Medicine and Social Hygiene University of Turin, where he later became a professor of criminal anthropology.
According to Lombroso, mental make individual depends entirely on the physiological causes. He advanced the theory of the existence of 'criminal type', is largely determined by hereditary factors and the degeneracy, and not among. Initially, his ideas were met with hostility by European scientists, but later played an important role in changing attitudes towards mentally ill people with criminal tendencies
. Lombroso wrote many works, . among them - Genius and madness (Genio e follia, . 1864); genius (L'Uomo di genio, . 1888); offender (L'Uomo delinquente, . 1876); white man - color man (L'Uomo bianco e l'uomo di colore, . 1892); a criminal (La Donna delinquente, . 1893); Anti-Semitism in the light of modern science (L'Antisemitismo e le scienze moderne, . 1894); Crime - Causes and ways to overcome (Le crime, . causes et remde, . 1899),
. Died Lombroso in Turin October 19, 1909.