Assignment 1 - Ryan Wisneski Due CCJ2000...

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Ryan Wisneski Due: January 15, 2010 CCJ2000 Assignment #1 (Cesare Lombroso’s research) Cesare Lombroso, an Italian born physician, dedicated his life to studying the corpses of executed criminals, trying to find a common physical trait or traits between these criminals, different from those of law abiding citizens. This scientific method of determining criminals that Lombroso researched was labeled as biological determinism and followed for many years especially in the United States. Lombroso’s belief was that serious repeat offenders were ‘born criminals’ and had inherited primitive physical traits that caused them to act the way they did. These characteristics are called atavistic anomalies, referring to the more primal and savage look of what Lombroso would call a ‘natural born criminal’. The facial features that Lombroso deemed to be criminal after years of research were a massive jaw as well as abnormally strong canine teeth, those common to carnivore, those who eat raw flesh. These traits were determined to be criminal and people with these sets of hereditary genes
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