Bio Explanations of crime


Biological explanations

Theres one bio. factor associated with a significantly increased risk of criminal behaviour...XY.

The Lombrosian Project: criminals as a seperate species- deviation in head size, asymetry of face, eye defects... CRIMINALS BORN NOT MADE (his work now largely discredited but very influential)

Ferri and Garofalo- italian scholars who continued the work of Lombroso..

  • Ferri emphasised importance of social and environ. factors in explaining criminality.
  • Garofolo saw criminals as ppl who lacked concern for others and were 'developmentally deficient'. ID'd 4 classes of criminal:



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