- Category : 1866-births
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 2/4 - Hermit / Opportunist
- Definition : Split - Small (62)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX The Sleeping Phoenix 2
German psychiatrist who emigrated to the United States, working as a professor at the Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. and at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.
Aschaffenburg was a pioneer in the fields of criminology and forensic psychiatry. In 1903 he published an early systematic study on the causes of crime titled "Das Verbrechen und seine Bekämpfung", in which he discusses individual-hereditary and social-environmental factors, and also dismisses Cesare Lombroso's idea of the so-called "born criminal". Later the work was translated into English, and published as Crime and Its Repression (1913).
He died on 2 September 1944 in in Baltimore, Maryland.