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Lombroso, Cesare 1835-1909

Works: 685 works in 1,963 publications in 7 languages and 10,828 library holdings
Genres: Biography 
Roles: Author of introduction, Editor, Other, Correspondent, Creator, Dedicatee, Speaker, Collaborator
Classifications: HV6038, 364
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Female offender by Cesare Lombroso ( Book )
55 editions published between 1895 and 2001 in English and held by 895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The criminal population is composed of many types. It is composed of casual offenders who do not differ to any great extent from the ordinary man; it is composed of juvenile offenders; it is composed of insane, weakminded, and epileptic offenders; it is composed of habitual drunkards, beggars, and vagrants; and finally there is a distinct class consisting of habitual offenders against property. It is useless applying the same method of penal treatment to each and all of these classes of offenders. The treatment must be differentiated, and determined as far as practicable by the kind of criminal type to which the offender belongs. In order to effect this object, penal establishments must as far as possible be classified. Where classification of penal establishments is impossible, and where, in consequence, offenders of various types have to be incarcerated in the same establishment, these offenders should be classified in accordance with the type to which they belong, and subjected to a regimen adapted to their class. If these principles of penal treatment were applied to the criminal population it is certain that recidivism would diminish; it is certain that the habitual criminal would become a greater rarity, and, most important of all, it is certain that society would enjoy a greater immunity from crime. This book discusses the female offender"--Introduction. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
Crime, its causes and remedies by Cesare Lombroso ( Book )
33 editions published between 1911 and 2010 in English and held by 879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Criminal man, according to the classification of Cesare Lombroso by Gina Lombroso ( Book )
28 editions published between 1911 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book is a summary of the conclusions reached in the treatise Criminal Man by Cesare Lombroso on the causes of criminality and the treatment of criminals. The book describes how the outlines of this science took shape in Lombroso's mind and his work, as well as how the Modern Penal School came into being"--Introduction. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2005 APA, all rights reserved)
Criminal man by Cesare Lombroso ( Book )
13 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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--Cover
Criminal woman, the prostitute, and the normal woman by Cesare Lombroso ( Book )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The man of genius by Cesare Lombroso ( Book )
53 editions published between 1891 and 2011 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Argues that the phenomena of atavistic retrogression do not always indicate true degradation, but that very often they are simply a compensation for considerable development and progress accomplished in other directions. Reptiles have more ribs than we have; quadrupeds and apes possess more muscles than we do, and an entire organ, the tail, which we lack. It has been in losing these advantages that we have gained our intellectual superiority. When this is seen, the repugnance to the theory of genius as degeneration at once disappears. Just as giants pay a heavy ransom for their stature in sterility and relative muscular and mental weakness, so the giants of thought expiate their intellectual force in degeneration and psychoses. It is thus that the signs of degeneration are found more frequently in men of genius than even in the insane. And again, this theory has entered to-day on so certain a path, and agrees so entirely with my studies on genius, that it is impossible for me not to accept it, and not to see in it an indirect confirmation of my own ideas. I find this confirmation in the characters of degeneration recently discovered and still more in the uncertainty of the theories which were at first advanced to explain the problem of genius"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2005 APA, all rights reserved)
After death--what? : spiritistic phenomena and their interpretation by Cesare Lombroso ( Book )
17 editions published between 1909 and 2004 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"When, at the close of a career--richer in fierce logomachy and struggle than in victory--in which I have figured as a champion of the new trend of human thought in psychiatry and criminal anthropology, I began investigations into the phenomena of spiritism and afterwards determined to publish a book on the subject, my nearest friends rose against me on every side, crying, "You will ruin an honorable reputation,--a career in which, after so many contests, you had finally reached the goal; and all for a theory which the whole world not only repudiates, but, worse still, thinks to be ridiculous." But all this talk did not make me hesitate for a single moment. I thought it my predestined end and way and my duty to crown a life passed in the struggle for great ideas by entering the lists for this desperate cause, the most hotly contested and perhaps most persistently mocked at idea of the times. It seemed to me a duty that, up to the very last of the few days now remaining to me, I should unflinchingly stand my ground in the very thick of the fight, where rise the most menacing obstructions and where throng the most infuriated foes. And one cannot in conscience blame these opponents, because spiritistic phenomena, as commonly conceived, seem designed to break down that grand idea of monism which is one of the most precious fruits of our culture, retrieved by so sore a conflict from the clutches of superstition and prejudice; and because, furthermore, when contrasted with the precision of experimental phenomena--always accurately tallying with each other in time and space--spiritistic observations and experiments, so frequently varying with different mediums, according to the time of day and according to the mental state of the participants in the sǎnce, notwithstanding their frequent repetition and reinforcement by accurate mechanical instruments, and however carefully sifted out by the most severely scientific experimenters (one need only name such men as Crookes, Richet, Lodge, James, Hyslop), are always wrapped in a dim atmosphere of uncertainty and show a tinge of mediaeval science. But note this well, that, however doubtful each separate case may appear, in the ensemble they form such a compact web of proof as wholly to baffle the scalpel of doubt. In psychical matters we are very far from having attained scientific certainty. But the spiritistic hypothesis seems to me like a continent incompletely submerged by the ocean, in which are visible in the distance broad islands raised above the general level, and which only in the vision of the scientist are seen to coalesce in one immense and compact body of land, while the shallow mob laughs at the seemingly audacious hypothesis of the geographer"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
L'homme criminel; étude anthropologique et médico-légale by Cesare Lombroso ( Book )
43 editions published between 1887 and 2006 in French and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Genie und irrsinn in ihren beziehungen zum gesetz, zur kritik und zur geschichte by Cesare Lombroso ( Book )
23 editions published between 1877 and 1922 in German and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
L'homme de génie by Cesare Lombroso ( Book )
24 editions published between 1889 and 1909 in French and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La donna delinquente la prostituta e la donna normale by Cesare Lombroso ( Book )
30 editions published between 1893 and 2009 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La femme criminelle et la prostituée : 1895 by Cesare Lombroso ( Book )
16 editions published between 1896 and 1991 in French and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
L'anthropologie criminelle et ses récents progrès by Cesare Lombroso ( Book )
30 editions published between 1890 and 1977 in French and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le crime politique et les révolutions par rapport au droit, à l'anthropologie criminelle et à la science du gouvernement by Cesare Lombroso ( Book )
10 editions published in 1892 in French and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die Ursachen und Bekämpfung des Verbrechens by Cesare Lombroso ( Book )
13 editions published between 1902 and 2007 in German and Undetermined and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Neue Fortschritte in den Verbrecherstudien by Cesare Lombroso ( Book )
16 editions published between 1894 and 1899 in German and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hypnotisme et spiritisme by Cesare Lombroso ( Book )
19 editions published between 1910 and 1930 in French and Latin and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le crime, causes et remèdes by Cesare Lombroso ( Book )
15 editions published between 1899 and 1927 in French and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die Anarchisten; eine kriminal-psychologische und sociologische Studie by Cesare Lombroso ( Book )
9 editions published in 1895 in German and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
L'uomo di genio in rapporto alla psichiatria, alla storia ed all'estetica by Cesare Lombroso ( Book )
25 editions published between 1888 and 1971 in Italian and French and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Lang-po-lo-so, 1835-1909
Lang-po-lo-so 1836-1909
Lombroso, C.
Lombroso, C., 1835-1909
Lombroso, C. 1836-1909
Lombroso, C. (Cesare), 1835-1909
Lombroso, Caesar, 1835-1909
Lombroso, César.
Lombroso, César, 1835-1909
Lombroso, Cesar 1836-1909
Lombroso, Cesare
Lombroso, Ezechia Marco, 1836-1909
Lombroso-Laschi, ... 1836-1909
Lombrozo, Chezare, 1835-1909
Lombrozo, Chezare 1836-1909
Lombrozo, Èezare
Lombrozo, Èezare, 1836-1909
Lombrozo, T︠S︡ezarʹ, 1835-1909
Lombrozo, TSezar' 1836-1909
Ломброзо, Ц., 1835-1909
Ломброзо, Ч. (Чезаре), 1835-1909
Ломброзо, Чезаре, 1835-1909
לאמבראזא, 1835־1909
ロンブロオゾオ, チェザレ
English (234)
French (158)
Italian (82)
German (68)
Portuguese (2)
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