Biological Theory - Biological Theory Jamie Davis Lombrosos The Born Criminal A)BiologicalTheory B),.Cesar .A

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Biological Theory / Jamie Davis Lombroso’s, The Born Criminal A) Biological Theory B) The theory’s name is “The Born Criminal”, and basically the title says it all. Cesar  Lombroso got his idea of his theory while performing an autopsy on a criminal thief. A  lot of his theory is based on Charles Darwin’s Theory of Evolution. This theory dates back  many years, and has a lot to do with the old battle between nature and nurture.  C) Having a pre determined tendency to commit criminal behavior does not determine  the actions of an individual, but if they are exposed to the right environment, then  criminal or anti-social behavior might become more appealing. It’s safe to say Lombroso  felt much different about this subject. His theory assumes that all criminals are born that  way. Somewhat pre determined from day one. His theory believed that criminals have  certain traits and facial features such as a receding hairline and oversized facial features  such as the jaw bone. Lombroso believed that criminals are biological rejects, creatures  that didn’t fully develop. Basically their more related to animals such a prime apes then  they are to “Normal” humans. (Wikipedia Paragraph, Biological Theories of Deviance)
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Biological Theory - Biological Theory Jamie Davis Lombrosos The Born Criminal A)BiologicalTheory B),.Cesar .A

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