- Filename: criminal-man.
- ISBN: 0822337231
- Release Date: 2006-07-06
- Number of pages: 424
- Author: Cesare Lombroso
- Publisher: Duke University Press
A new translation of Lombroso's L'Homme Delinquente, with a new scholarly introduction.
A new translation of Lombroso's L'Homme Delinquente, with a new scholarly introduction.
Criminal man was published in 1911 in New York by Gina Lombroso to diffuse Lombroso’s studies among American and English readers. This great work includes: I. The Criminal World; II. Crime, its Origin, Cause and Cure; III. Characters and Types of Criminals Works of Cesare Lombroso. This book contains 40 photograps and illustrations from the original edition. This interactive digital edition includes: Interactive Notes and Chapters, News about the Author, News about the Book, a very interesting Tag cloud of the Book and a link to connect to the Goodreads community to ask questions and share comments and opinions.
This interactive digital edition contains a precise and detailed summary of Lombroso's thought about Criminal Anthropology. In this valuable ebook there are many pictures and photographs of the original edition. Moreover this edition includes: Interactive Notes and Chapters, News about the Author, News about the Book, a very interesting Tag cloud of the Book and a link to connect to the Goodreads community to ask questions and share comments and opinions. Cesare Lombroso (1835–1909), was an Italian criminologist, physician, and founder of the Italian School of Positivist Criminology. In this book: PART I. THE CRIMINAL WORLD (The Born Criminal; The Born Criminal and his Relation to Moral Insanity and Epilepsy; The Insane Criminal; Criminaloids); PART II. CRIME, ITS ORIGIN, CAUSE, AND CURE (Origin and Causes of Crime; The Prevention of Crime; Methods for the Cure and Repression of Crime); PART III. CHARACTERS AND TYPES OF CRIMINALS (Examination of Criminals; Summary of Chief Forms of Criminality to Aid in Distinguishing between Criminals and Lunatics and in Detecting Simulations of Insanity); APPENDIX; Bibliography of the Chief Works of Cesare Lombroso.
On consulting my memory and the documents relating to my studies on this subject, I find that its two fundamental ideas—that, for instance, which claims as an essential point the study not of crime in the abstract, but of the criminal himself, in order adequately to deal with the evil effects of his wrong-doing, and that which classifies the congenital criminal as an anomaly, partly pathological and partly atavistic, a revival of the primitive savage—did not suggest themselves to me instantaneously under the spell of a single deep impression, but were the offspring of a series of impressions. The slow and almost unconscious association of these first vague ideas resulted in a new system which, influenced by its origin, has preserved in all its subsequent developments the traces of doubt and indecision, the marks of the travail which attended its birth. The first idea came to me in 1864, when, as an army doctor, I beguiled my ample leisure with a series of studies on the Italian soldier. From the very beginning I was struck by a characteristic that distinguished the honest soldier from his vicious comrade: the extent to which the latter was tattooed and the indecency of the designs that covered his body. This idea, however, bore no fruit. The second inspiration came to me when on one occasion, amid the laughter of my colleagues, I sought to base the study of psychiatry on experimental methods. When in '66, fresh from the atmosphere of clinical experiment, I had begun to study psychiatry, I realised how inadequate were the methods hitherto held in esteem, and how necessary it was, in studying the insane, to make the patient, not the disease, the object of attention. In homage to these ideas, I applied to the clinical examination of cases of mental alienation the study of the skull, with measurements and weights, by means of the esthesiometer and craniometer.
A new translation of Cesar Lombroso's "La Donna Delinquente," with a new scholarly introduction.
Publisher: New York and London, G. P. Putnam Publication date: 1911 Subjects: Criminals Criminal anthropology Notes: This is an OCR reprint. There may be numerous typos or missing text. There are no illustrations or indexes. When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to Million-Books.com where you can select from more than a million books for free. You can also preview the book there.
David T. Riley dreamt big. His desire to be a superstar recording artist led the adolescent hoodlum into the fringes of organized crime. Ironically though, it was a failed extortion attempt at the Coral Gables bus station that landed him in jail where he found his calling in June of 1960. When the CIA needed recruits to carry out dangerous spying missions to Cuba, their Ivy League educated agents would rather not do themselves, they found Riley languishing in a light green jumpsuit in Miami Dade County Jail awaiting trial. Street-smart, confident to the point of being cocky and extremely intelligent, the Agency believed he'd be able to talk his way out of any situation. Trained by the Feds to operate in a complex world of international crime, David became one of the Agency's top operatives. The CIA's use for him eventually waned, and with skills learned through covert work, Riley afforded himself an extensive career in gunrunning, drug dealing, fraud and embezzlement. SMOOTH CRIMINAL, A One-Man American Crime Wave exposes how the Government's secret release of criminals to conduct dangerous overseas assignments backfires when they return home.
A new generation of ruthless pragmatists carves a parallel state across Mexico and Central America. Most powerful among them is Los Zetas, ruled over by Heriberto Lazcano, known as The Executioner. Lazcano and his men have forced a tectonic shift among drug trafficking organizations in the Americas, forever altering how criminal business is conducted in the Western Hemisphere. This narrative brings an unprecedented level of detail in describing how Los Zetas became Mexico’s most diabolical criminal organization. Criminals control networks of police, politician, and businessmen spanning the American continent. The Mexican government is losing its “war on drugs,” despite the military, technical, and intelligence resources provided by its northern neighbor. Subcontracted street gangs operate in hundreds of US cities, purchasing weapons, delivering product, executing targeted foes, and bribing the US Border Patrol. Despite suffering severe losses that would cripple any major corporation, Los Zetas continues to operate internationally in criminal markets. Many of the poor and destitute across the region cooperate with Los Zetas, sometimes for money, often because of coercion.
Professor Lombroso was able before his death to give his personal attention to the volume prepared by his daughter and collaborator, Gina Lombroso Ferrero, in which is presented a summary of the conclusions reached in the great treatise by Lombroso on the causes of criminality and the treatment of criminals. The preparation of the introduction to this volume was the last literary work which the distinguished author found it possible to complete during his final illness. Criminal man was originally published in 1911 in New York by Gina Lombroso to diffuse Lombroso's studies among American and English readers. This great work includes: I. The Criminal World; II. Crime, its Origin, Cause and Cure; III. Characters and Types of Criminals Works of Cesare Lombroso. This book contains 40 photograps and illustrations from the original edition.
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In a timeless story of justice, morality, and redemption, an impoverished Russian student murders a miserly landlady, a crime that has severe repercussions on his life and his family as he battles his conscience.
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Perkins, a former chief economist at a Boston strategic-consulting firm, confesses he was an "economic hit man" for 10 years, helping U.S. intelligence agencies and multinationals cajole and blackmail foreign leaders into serving U.S. foreign policy and awarding lucrative contracts to American business.