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Criminal Man Gina Lombroso

Criminal Man

Gina Lombroso

Published March 18th 2014
ISBN : 9781496142146
Paperback
126 pages
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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, inMoreOn 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.