What did Lombroso mean by the term atavist? - 22010

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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?

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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