MORPHOLOGY

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MORPHOLOGY: 

MORPHOLOGY Why Some Criminologists Like hanging out at the beach

William Sheldon (1898-1977): 

William Sheldon (1898-1977) American Psychologist who spent his life observing human bodies

Somatotype School: 

Somatotype School Criminals Have physiques that make them susceptible to types of delinquent behavior.

The Three Types: 

The Three Types Ectomorph Leptosome Endomorph Pyknic Mesomorph Athletic

The Ectomorph: 

The Ectomorph

The Endomorph: 

The Endomorph

The Mesomorph: 

The Mesomorph

Somotyping: 

Somotyping Endomorphs Comfort, food, affection, Social Intercourse Mesomorphs Vigorous physical activity, risk taking, adventure, callous-ruthless relationships Ectomorphs Inhibited, reserved, self conscious

What Somotype is in the greatest risk category for delinquency? : 

What Somotype is in the greatest risk category for delinquency?

Sheldon’s Empirical Findings: 

Sheldon’s Empirical Findings 500 boys in Residential Rehabilitation 8 Year Study 60% of Delinquents were Mesomorphs 30% were non Mesomorphs

CW Dupertuis: 

CW Dupertuis Originally the Somotype was determined by Photography Unpublished Trunk index method 17 measurements plus height and weight Anthoposcopic Method Atlas of men

Cortes’ and Gatti: 

Cortes’ and Gatti Delinquency and crime: A Biosocial Approach 100 Delinquent boys, 100 non delinquent byoys, 20 criminals 57 Out of 100 delinquents were Mesomorphs The more Overt the Mesomorph, the greater the Delinquency

Does Social Behavior Have a Biological Foundation? : 

Does Social Behavior Have a Biological Foundation?

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