December 02, 2009
05:00 pm

Cesare Lombroso and the Science of Criminology

John D. Calandra Italian American Institute Queens College, CUNY
25 W 43rd St
10036 New York, NY
United States

With guest speaker, Mary Gibson, John Jay College. Cesare Lombroso is widely known as the “father of criminology,” but the Italian context of his life and thought is generally misunderstood or entirely ignored. Mary Gibson will analyze Lombroso’s theories of “criminal man” and “criminal woman” in relation to the political, social, and cultural currents of his day. Light refreshments will be served. Seating is limited. This is part of the Philip V. Cannistraro Seminar Series in Italian American Studies.
Sponsored by the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, Queens College/CUNY.
Admission: free; open to the public (registration is required)