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Unformatted text preview: humans. Lombroso called these criminals with their distinct physical types "atavistic." Lombroso listed various physical characteristics which he called " Stigmata" which criminals had that set them apart from the rest of the population. Sheldon (Sheldon 1949) explained his theory in his work, Variety of Delinquent Behavior which was published in 1949. His work was based upon his observations of some 260 delinquent boys. In his study Sheldon classified the delinquent boys into one of four physical type based upon their body type. (1) Endomorphs soft, round, fat and insecure (2) Ectomorphs skinny, fragile, non-adventurous (3) Mesomorphs strong, adventurous physically active (4) Balanced types which apppeared to have a combination of the characteristics of the three other types....
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