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This fascinating book traces the evolution of the "criminal body" by focusing on the work of Cesare Lombroso, an Italian physician and anthropologist, who is widely held to be the father of modern criminology. Building on Lombroso's concept of the "born criminal" and the idea that bodies could be used as evidence in criminal investigations, The Criminal Body offers an intriguing window into the origins of today's criminological science.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415947282
ISBN-10: 0415947286
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Routledge Member of the Taylor and Francis Group
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 16-Oct-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - David Horn

David Horn is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Comparative Studies at Ohio State University. He is the author of Social Bodies: Science, Reproduction and Italian Modernity (1994).

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