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Lombroso, Cesare 1835-1909

Works: 700 works in 2,209 publications in 11 languages and 11,720 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Other, Correspondent, Creator, Speaker, Dedicatee, Contributor
Classifications: HV6038, 364
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Criminal man by Cesare Lombroso( Book )

104 editions published between 1878 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 996 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
Female offender by Cesare Lombroso( Book )

71 editions published between 1895 and 2013 in English and held by 994 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)
Criminal woman, the prostitute, and the normal woman by Cesare Lombroso( Book )

77 editions published between 1893 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crime, its causes and remedies by Cesare Lombroso( Book )

34 editions published between 1911 and 2010 in English and held by 882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Criminal man, according to the classification of Cesare Lombroso by Gina Lombroso( Book )

26 editions published between 1911 and 2011 in English and held by 783 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)
The man of genius by Cesare Lombroso( Book )

68 editions published between 1891 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 528 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)
L'homme de génie by Cesare Lombroso( Book )

65 editions published between 1888 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After death--what? : spiritistic phenomena and their interpretation by Cesare Lombroso( Book )

23 editions published between 1909 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 222 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
Le crime politique et les révolutions par rapport au droit, à l'anthropologie criminelle et à la science du gouvernement by Cesare Lombroso( Book )

36 editions published between 1890 and 1892 in 5 languages and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Genie und irrsinn in ihren beziehungen zum gesetz, zur kritik und zur geschichte by Cesare Lombroso( Book )

35 editions published between 1877 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'anthropologie criminelle et ses récents progrès by Cesare Lombroso( Book )

34 editions published between 1890 and 1977 in French and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Entartung und Genie neue Studien by Cesare Lombroso( Book )

28 editions published between 1844 and 1910 in German and Italian and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neue Fortschritte in den Verbrecherstudien by Cesare Lombroso( Book )

24 editions published between 1893 and 1899 in 4 languages and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hypnotisme et spiritisme by Cesare Lombroso( Book )

34 editions published between 1909 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gli anarchici by Cesare Lombroso( Book )

35 editions published between 1894 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Ursachen und Bekämpfung des Verbrechens by Cesare Lombroso( Book )

14 editions published between 1902 and 2007 in German and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grafologia by Cesare Lombroso( Book )

31 editions published between 1893 and 1921 in German and Italian and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Verbrecher, in anthropologischer, ärztlicher und juristischer Beziehung by Cesare Lombroso( Book )

27 editions published between 1887 and 1894 in German and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Delitto, genio, follia : scritti scelti by Cesare Lombroso( Book )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in Italian and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le crime, causes et remèdes by Cesare Lombroso( Book )

16 editions published between 1899 and 1927 in French and held by 70 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

Lombroso, Marco Ezechia 1835-1909

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 1835-1909

Ломброзо, Ч. (Чезаре), 1835-1909

Ломброзо, Чезаре 1835-1909

לאמבראזא 1835-1909

לומברוזו, צ'זארה 1835-1909

לומברוזו, צ'זרה 1835-1909

ロンブロオゾオ, チェザレ

Criminal woman, the prostitute, and the normal womanCrime, its causes and remediesThe man of geniusAfter death--what? : spiritistic phenomena and their interpretationAntisemitism, misogyny, & the logic of cultural difference : Cesare Lombroso & Matilde Serao