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Unformatted text preview: a. Born Criminals : Those Possessing Any of the Stigmata (1/3 of all criminals)--The Born Female Criminal : The Prostitute b. Insane Criminals : Crime Results of Changes in the Brain c. Criminaloids : Those who don t fall in the other Categories Problems with Lombroso s Research: 1. No concept or definition of crime (defined only as the acts of those in prison). 2. Measure of Physical Traits Casual and Imprecise 3. Failed to Consider Labeling Process 4. No Theory or Understanding of how Traits may be Possessed 5. Notion of Moral Atavism Undeveloped 6. Sampling Problems: a. Institutional Samples b. Few Controls 7. Circular Reasoning We call someone criminal, because they possess inborn inferiority; but we decide that someone is inferior, because they are criminal !...
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- Winter '09
- criminals, Cesare Lombroso, physical features, Anthropometry Cesare Lombroso