cesare lombroso


[lom-broh-soh; Italian lawm-braw-saw]
Cesare [che-zah-re] , 1836–1909, Italian physician and criminologist.
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Lombroso (Italian lomˈbroːso)
Cesare (ˈtʃeːzare). 1836--1909, Italian criminologist: he postulated the existence of a criminal type

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cesare lombroso

Italian criminologist whose views, though now largely discredited, brought about a shift in criminology from a legalistic preoccupation with crime to a scientific study of criminals.

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