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In this week’s discussion board question, you are asked to watch the film ” Frankenstein” and think about how this film illustrates the core assumptions in Lombroso’s theory. That is, theoretically analyze the film with this theory as well as any other criminological theories that we discussed in our conversation on positivistic criminology. Be sure to use appropriate term in your analysis and cite your work (word count minimum 600)
After completing the analysis, please answer the following question:
How does Lombroso’s theory fit into the plot of Frankenstein?
In a similar vein, how does Goddard’s theory emerge within the film?
How do racial and ethnic biases manifest in Lombroso’s “Criminal Man” theory?
Have you ever paid attention to how criminals and villains are presented in film? How does Lombroso’s theory impact how we view criminals in the media? Provide examples of how Hollywood or Disney depict criminals based on Lombroso’s concept of atavism and physical features. Do you agree that it’s symptomatic of a larger societal problem where we decide who are criminal based on what they look like? How about the depiction of female villains?