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The first critical, scholarly translation of Cesare Lombroso's Criminal Man (first published in 1876), one of the most famous criminological treatises ever written and the basis for subsequent biological theories of crime

Table of Contents

List of Tables xiii
List of Illustrations xv
Acknowledgments xvii
Editors' Introduction 1
Edition 1 (1876)
Editors' Foreword 39
Author's Preface 43
1 Criminal Craniums (Sixty-six Skulls) 45
2 Anthropometry and Physiognomy of 832 Criminals 50
3 Tattoos 58
4 Emotions of Criminals 63
5 Criminals and Religion 70
6 Intelligence and Education of Criminals 72
7 Jargon 77
8 Criminal Literature 79
9 Insanity and Crime 81
10 Organized Crime 85
11 Atavism and Punishment 91
Edition 2 (1878)
Editors' Foreword 97
Author's Preface 99
12 Suicide among Criminals 101
13 Criminals of Passion 105
14 Recidivism, Morality, and Remorse 108
15 Handwriting of Criminals 111
16 Etiology of Crime: Weather and Race 114
17 Etiology of Crime: Civilization, Alcohol, and Heredity 120
18 Etiology of Crime: Age, Sex, Moral Education, Genitals, and Imitation 127
19 Prevention of Crime 135
20 Penal Policy 141
Appendix 1 Giovanni Cavaglia 149
Appendix 2 A Medical Examination of Parricide and Insanity 154
Edition 3 (1884)
Editors' Foreword 161
Author's Preface 163
21 Crime and Inferior Organisms 167
22 Crime and Prostitution among Savages 175
23 Origins of Punishment 183
24 Moral Insanity and Crime among Children 188
25 Anomalies of the Brain and Internal Organs 198
26 Photographs of Born Criminals 202
27 Sensitivity and Blushing in Criminals 206
28 Moral Insanity and Born Criminality 212
29 Summary of Edition 3 221
Edition 4 (1889)
Editors' Foreword 227
Author's Preface 229
30 Metabolism, Menstruation, and Fertility 237
31 Criminal Communication 239
32 Art and industry among Criminals 244
33 The Epileptic Criminal 247
34 Epileptics and Born Criminals 253
35 Physiology and Etiology of Epilepsy 260
36 The Insane Criminal 267
37 Biology and Psychology of Insane Criminals 271
38 The Alcoholic Criminal 277
39 The Hysterical Criminal 281
40 The Mattoid 284
41 The Occasional Criminal 288
42 Edition 5 (1896-97)
Editors' Foreword 299
42 Criminal Craniums (689 Skulls) 301
43 Anthropometry and Physiognomy of 6,608 Criminals 306
44 Political Criminals 313
45 Etiology of Crime: Urban Density, Alcoholism, Wealth, and Religion 316
46 Etiology of Crime: Heredity, Sex, and Politics 325
47 Prevention of Crime 331
48 Synthesis and Penal Applications 338
Appendix 1 Comparison of the Five Italian Editions 357
Appendix 2 Illustrations in the Five Italian Editions 364
Notes 371
Glossary 401
References 411
Index 417

About the Author

Cesare Lombroso (1835-1909), an internationally famous Italian physician and criminologist, wrote extensively about jurisprudence and the causes of crime. He produced more than thirty books during his lifetime.Mary Gibson is Professor of History at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Her books include Born to Crime: Cesare Lombroso and the Origins of Biological Criminality. Nicole Hahn Rafter is Senior Research Fellow at Northeastern University. Her books include Creating Born Criminals. Rafter and Gibson translated Lombroso's Criminal Woman, the Prostitute, and the Normal Woman, also published by Duke University Press.


"Cesare Lombroso's Criminal Man has long been a classic of criminology. Mary Gibson and Nicole Hahn Rafter, in offering this finely annotated translation and showing the progression of Lombroso's thought through five editions of the book, have made a great contribution to a broader understanding of this towering, yet often misrepresented, figure and his classic text. With its lucid introduction by Gibson and Rafter, and many original illustrations, this book will be a precious resource for the history of criminology and for European intellectual and social history more generally."-David I. Kertzer, author of Prisoner of the Vatican: The Popes' Secret Plot to Capture Rome from the New Italian State
"Gibson and Rafter successfully show the evolution and complexity of Lombroso's theories, and even the contradictions within them, which are obscured in standard textbook summaries. . . . This volume remains a valuable contribution towards the study of criminology, intellectual European history and social history more generally." -- Chiara Beccalossi * History of the Human Sciences *

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