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  • Biological Explanations: Atavistic Form
    • Lombroso's approach laid the profiling foundations
      • Said criminals were 'genetic throwbacks'
      • Criminals are biologically different to normal people
    • Offenders lacked evolutionary development and cannot adjust to society
      • Savage and untamed
      • Inevitably turn to crime
    • Physically different
      • Biologically determined atavistic character traits
      • Narrow, sloping brow; strong prominent jaw; high cheekbones; facial asymmetry
      • Murderers have bloodshot eyes, curly hairs and long ears
      • Sexual deviants have glinting eyes with swollen and fleshy lips
    • 40% of criminals were accounted for by atavistic traits
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