The Italian physician Cesare Lombroso, one of the first scientific criminologists and a forensic psychiatrist, was an outstanding exponent of positivistic naturalism. His work engendered unending controversies, especially for the aspects concerning the absence of free will. Although Lombroso related criminal behaviour primarily to biological factors such as atavism, epilepsy and moral insanity, he increasingly recognized the importance of environmental influences in causing crime. As this review underlines, in tracing the development of his thought during the course of his life, Lombroso partly changed his theories on criminality. In some aspects yet their influence still persists today. An attempt of a reinterpretation of the positivistic thought in 'criminal anthropology' is proposed
CESARE LOMBROSO / Ferracuti, Stefano. - In: JOURNAL OF FORENSIC PSYCHIATRY. - ISSN 0958-5184. - 1:7(1996), pp. 128-147.
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|Data di pubblicazione:||1996|
|Citazione:||CESARE LOMBROSO / Ferracuti, Stefano. - In: JOURNAL OF FORENSIC PSYCHIATRY. - ISSN 0958-5184. - 1:7(1996), pp. 128-147.|
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