However, whereas Lombroso researched the physiological factors that motivated criminals,Ferri investigated social and economic factors.
Ferri was the author of Criminal Sociology in 1884 and the editor for Avanti, a socialist daily. His work served as the basis for Argentina’s penal code of 1921.
Although at first he rejected the Italian dictator Benito Mussolini, after his rise to power he became one of its main supporters outside the Fascist Party.
eBook The Positive School of Criminology Three Lectures Given at the University of Naples, Italy on April 22, 23 and 24, 1901