Cesare Lombroso

(1835 - 1909)

Cesare Lombroso was a professor of psychiatry at the University of Pavia and the director of the mental asylum at Pesaro in the 1870s. He championed anthropometric analyses of criminals and attributed socially deviant behavior to biological causes. Both theories have since been debunked, but Lombroso is still often regarded as the father of modern criminology.

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