The Return of Lombroso? Ethical Aspects of (Visions of) Preventive Forensic Screening

@article{Munthe2015TheRO,
  title={The Return of Lombroso? Ethical Aspects of (Visions of) Preventive Forensic Screening},
  author={C. Munthe and Susanna Radovic},
  journal={Public Health Ethics},
  year={2015},
  volume={8},
  pages={270 - 283}
}
The vision of legendary criminologist Cesare Lombroso to use scientific theories of individual causes of crime as a basis for screening and prevention programmes targeting individuals at risk for future criminal behaviour has resurfaced, following advances in genetics, neuroscience and psychiatric epidemiology. This article analyses this idea and maps its ethical implications from a public health ethical standpoint. Twenty-seven variants of the new Lombrosian vision of forensic screening and… Expand
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