Biocriminology

Biocriminology

 

a school of bourgeois criminology which explains the existence of crime on biological grounds. The origin of such theories in the second half of the 19th century is linked with the name of the Italian physician and psychiatrist C. Lombroso, originator of the theory of the hereditary criminal.

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Animals occupy two discursive roles in biocriminology.
Space limitations do not allow me properly to assess the role of animals in biocriminology, though it would be remiss of me to refrain from comment altogether.
Oddly, a section on biocriminology is included in this chapter.