Lombrosianism

Lombrosianism

 

a term sometimes used to designate the anthropological school of criminal law, whose founder is considered to be the Italian anthropologist C. Lombroso. Bourgeois criminology of the 19th and early 20th centuries stressed the development of the biocriminological trends of lombrosianism, which explained the causes of criminality primarily by biological factors.

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In La psicoanalisi nella cultura italiana, David cites an article from La stampa in December 1965 that claimed Lombrosianism was alive and well ("redignified").
While biocriminologists disavow the methods and conclusions of 19th-century criminal anthropology, some among them have complained that many leftist critics have been tempted to place their discourse in the same historical trajectory as Lombrosianism.