CRIMINAL ANTHROPOLOGY

a formative positivist way of thinking about criminology correlated with the many theories posed by Italian criminology expert Cesare Lombrosos, one such theory that delivered a concept the criminal kind, upon the assumption that criminal people possessed specific tangible traits that separated them from those not affiliated with crime.

CRIMINAL ANTHROPOLOGY: "Criminal anthropology is rooted in a belief that certain people are born with traits that make them more likely to engage in criminal behavior- other theorists believe environment and conscious choices have more to do with such."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "CRIMINAL ANTHROPOLOGY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/criminal-anthropology/ (accessed October 9, 2019).
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