This volume completes our project of providing new English transla-
tions of Cesare Lombroso’s classic companion works, Criminal Man
and Criminal Woman.Whenlookingbackoverthemanyyearsdevoted
to this project, we will undoubtedly remember our 2004 research trip
to the Lombroso Museum of Criminal Anthropology at the Univer-
sity of Turin as its high point. We are indebted to Delia Frigessi for
her generous hospitality in arranging our visit to the museum and to
Renzo Villa for providing a fascinating historical tour of Lombroso’s
Turin.Our many hours of conversation with these two authorities on
the history of Italian criminology provided invaluable insights for our
project. Professor Paolo Tappero and Dr. Elena Gay of the Lombroso
Museum graciously guided us through the exhibit and answered our
numerous questions; we thank the museum for permission to photo-
graph objects from Lombroso’s collection for this book. Mary Gibson
would also like to thank Professor Mario Portigliatti Barbos, emeritus
professor at the University of Turin and the last person to hold Lom-
broso’s chair in criminal anthropology, for welcoming her to the mu-
of several original Italian editions of Criminal Man.
counselof PeterBeckeroftheJohannesKeplerUniversityinLinz,Piers
Beirne of the University of Southern Maine, and Frances M. Heiden-
sohn of Goldsmiths College, University of London, and the London
School of Economics. Other colleagues who provided assistance and
encouragement are Bernard Cohen, Simon Cole, Neil Davie, Ellen
Dwyer, Jeffrey Feldman, Sarah Hahn, Steven Hughes, Dario Melossi,
of Raphael Allen, the editor at Duke University Press who originally
championed our project and guided us through the preparation of
Criminal Woman.We had the unusual good fortune to work with an
equallyfineeditor,CourtneyBerger,for Criminal Man.Courtneycom-
bines two invaluable qualities as an editor: efficiency and levelheaded-
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