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Was Cesare Lombroso Antisemitic ?

@inproceedings{Cavaglion2016WasCL,
  title={Was Cesare Lombroso Antisemitic ?},
  author={Gabriel Cavaglion},
  year={2016}
}
Jewish Italian physician Cesare (Hizkiah Mordecai) Lombroso (18351909) was a reformer in modern penology and is considered by many to be the father of positivist criminology. His writings on race, however, make him unquestionably antisemitic. Why would a Jew write on antisemitism? Whether Lombroso was right or wrong is perhaps in the last analysis not so important as the unquestionable fact that his ideas proved so challenging that they gave unprecedented impetus to the study of the criminal… 
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