Criminal Man

  • Filename: criminal-man.
  • ISBN: 9780822387800
  • Release Date: 2006-06-15
  • Number of pages: 445
  • Author: Cesare Lombroso
  • Publisher: Duke University Press



Cesare Lombroso is widely considered the founder of criminology. His theory of the “born” criminal dominated European and American thinking about the causes of criminal behavior during the late nineteenth century and the early twentieth. This volume offers English-language readers the first critical, scholarly translation of Lombroso’s Criminal Man, one of the most famous criminological treatises ever written. The text laid the groundwork for subsequent biological theories of crime, including contemporary genetic explanations. Originally published in 1876, Criminal Man went through five editions during Lombroso’s lifetime. In each edition Lombroso expanded on his ideas about innate criminality and refined his method for categorizing criminal behavior. In this new translation, Mary Gibson and Nicole Hahn Rafter bring together for the first time excerpts from all five editions in order to represent the development of Lombroso’s thought and his positivistic approach to understanding criminal behavior. In Criminal Man, Lombroso used modern Darwinian evolutionary theories to “prove” the inferiority of criminals to “honest” people, of women to men, and of blacks to whites, thereby reinforcing the prevailing politics of sexual and racial hierarchy. He was particularly interested in the physical attributes of criminals—the size of their skulls, the shape of their noses—but he also studied the criminals’ various forms of self-expression, such as letters, graffiti, drawings, and tattoos. This volume includes more than forty of Lombroso’s illustrations of the criminal body along with several photographs of his personal collection. Designed to be useful for scholars and to introduce students to Lombroso’s thought, the volume also includes an extensive introduction, notes, appendices, a glossary, and an index.

Criminal Man

  • Filename: criminal-man.
  • ISBN: 9788893323468
  • Release Date: 2016-01-15
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Gina Lombroso
  • Publisher: Youcanprint



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.

Criminal Man

  • Filename: criminal-man.
  • ISBN: 1514203774
  • Release Date: 2015-06-03
  • Number of pages: 180
  • Author: Cesare Lombroso
  • Publisher: CreateSpace



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.

The Executioner s Men

  • Filename: the-executioner-s-men.
  • ISBN: 1412846641
  • Release Date: 2012-08-14
  • Number of pages: 294
  • Author: George W. Grayson
  • Publisher: Transaction Publishers



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.

Criminal Man According to the Classification of Cesare Lombroso

  • Filename: criminal-man-according-to-the-classification-of-cesare-lombroso.
  • ISBN: 1153822504
  • Release Date: 2010-03
  • Number of pages: 82
  • Author: Gina Lombroso
  • Publisher: General Books



Excerpt: ...useful articles, which are sold at low prices to the neighbouring poor, thus benefiting purchasers, work-people, and society in general. During one year these Homes gave employment to 8696 men, distributed 1,318,044 Pg 169 meals (work-people who are temporarily employed in these Homes have a right only to board and lodging), and gave a night's shelter to 463,550 persons. In addition, the Army has seventy-seven Hotels where the working-classes find a night's lodging at a low price (just sufficient to cover the maintenance of the Shelter), and 7990 Accommodations which in one year supplied a night's rest to 2,114,037 persons. It has, besides, three colonies with 420 inhabitants, two boarding-houses for servants and shop-girls out of employment, where for a few pence they may have a bed, cook their own meals, wash and mend their clothes, and are assisted to find work. The Salvation Army has also 22 Rescue Homes, where young girls condemned by the Juvenile Court and generally more neglected than vicious, are reformed with a little care and affection, and 3599 Accommodations to which during one year 1701 girls were admitted. To ensure careful supervision of all the poor quarters, the Salvation Army has divided them into twenty slums, in each of which they have established their Headquarters and send out their soldiers to investigate and assist cases of poverty and misery of every kind. Each slum Headquarters is provided with halls for meetings, rooms for the officials, a Pg 170 Kindergarten, and Dormitories which also serve as shelters or hospitals for urgent cases. In one year 26,290 families were visited by the Army and 38,290 received assistance. Employment, temporary and permanent, was found for 66,621 persons. All poor of whatever condition, nationality, or religion, whether honest or criminal, on applying to the nearest of these Headquarters may be sure of finding sympathy and help. Five Homes have been founded by the Army for waifs and children...

Smooth Criminal

  • Filename: smooth-criminal.
  • ISBN: 0982511256
  • Release Date: 2012
  • Number of pages: 253
  • Author: Bill Deane
  • Publisher:



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.

Crime and Punishment

  • Filename: crime-and-punishment.
  • ISBN: 0486415872
  • Release Date: 1914
  • Number of pages: 430
  • Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation



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.

Boys Among Men

  • Filename: boys-among-men.
  • ISBN: 0275982548
  • Release Date: 2005
  • Number of pages: 193
  • Author: David L. Myers
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group



Sheds new light on the popular but controversial move to charge, try, and sentence juvenile offenders as adults.

The Jigsaw Man

  • Filename: the-jigsaw-man.
  • ISBN: 9780552144933
  • Release Date: 1998
  • Number of pages: 667
  • Author: Paul Britton
  • Publisher: Random House



Forensic psychologist Paul Britton asks himself four questions when he is faced with a crime scene: what happened: who is the victim: how was it done, and why? Only when he has the answers to these questions can he address the fifth: who is responsible? An intensely private and unassuming man, Britton has an almost mythic status in the field of crime deduction because of his ability to 'walk through the minds' of those who stalk, abduct, torture, rape and kill other human beings. What he searches for at the scene of a crime are not fingerprints, fibres or blood stains - he looks for the 'mind trace' left behind by those responsible; the psychological characteristics that can help police to identify and understand the nature of the perpetrator. Over the past dozen years he has been at the centre of more than 100 headline-making investigations, from the murder of Jamie Bulger to the abduction of baby Abbie Humphries, the slaying of Rachel Nickell on Wimbledon Common, the pursuit of the Green Chain rapist and the Heinz baby food extortionist, the notorious Gloucester House of Horror and most recently, the murder of Naomi Smith. Told with humanity and insight, The Jigsaw Man is Paul Britton's absorbing first-hand account of those cases, and of his groundbreaking analysis and treatment of the criminal mind. It combines the heart-stopping tension of the best detective thriller with his unique and profound understanding of the dark side of the human condition.

Convicting the Innocent

  • Filename: convicting-the-innocent.
  • ISBN: 9780674060982
  • Release Date: 2011-08-04
  • Number of pages: 376
  • Author: Brandon Garrett
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press



DNA exonerations have shattered confidence in the criminal justice system by exposing how often we have convicted the innocent and let the guilty walk free. In this unsettling analysis, Garrett examines what went wrong in the cases of the first 250 people exonerated by DNA testing, and proposes systemic reforms.

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