The Female Offender by Caesar Lombroso
Described as the father of modern criminology, Cesare Lombroso's theory of the 'born criminal' dominated thinking about criminal behaviour in the late 19th and early 20th century. Believing essentially that criminality was inherited and that criminals could be identified by physical attributes such as hawk-like noses and bloodshot eyes, Lombroso was one of the first people in history to use scientific methods to study crime. This text first appeared in English in 1895.
New York: Wisdom Library, 1958.
313 pp. Softcover. Very good.