The usual suspects — the resurgence of Lombroso and other pseudo-sciences in automated facial recognition

Silvia de Conca

In the second half of the XIX century, Cesare Lombroso became popular for his theories about natural born criminals and how to identify them. Mixing social darwinism, phrenology, and physiognomics, his contributions gained him the title of founder of criminology. For example, did you know that criminals, being closer to... [Read More]