Anthropological Criminology Law and Legal Definition

Anthropological criminology is the study of human species and criminals. It is a branch of criminology concerned with offender identification, based on comprehended relation between the nature of a crime and the personality of the offender. It is sometimes referred as criminal anthropology. It is to be noted that the term criminal anthropology is generally reserved for the works of the Italian school of criminology of the late 19th century. The theories in anthropological criminology include symbolism, fundamentalism, and imitation.