The Constitutional Theory of Criminality

  • Hans J. Eysenck
  • Gisli H. Gudjonsson
Part of the Perspectives on Individual Differences book series (PIDF)

Abstract

The term constitution has several different meanings, although there is of course some general underlying consensus about its provenance. It is defined in the Encyclopaedia of Psychology (H. J. Eysenck, Arnold, & Meili, 1972) as

“human reactive potential and reaction style (form and performance). It is grounded on heredity and Anlagen or fundamental dispositions, and those acquired in early childhood, or more rarely at a later date, and can be determined as a type or an individual constitution.” (p. 213)

Keywords

Body Type Constitutional Theory Criminal Group Young Offender Delinquent Youth 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hans J. Eysenck
    • 1
  • Gisli H. Gudjonsson
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of PsychiatryUniversity of LondonLondonEngland

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