1. What did Lombroso mean by the term atavist? Do you agree with his definition or are there exceptions? How can modern criminology benefit from his findings?
Cesare Lombroso, the father of criminology, proposed a theory that crime is pathological and criminals are born to be criminals. The born criminal, or the atavist, is born deviant due to a biological phenomenon that occurred during the earlier stages of evolution. Lombroso’s theory of the born criminal has been discredited b