On Crimes and Punishments

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Hackett Publishing, 1986 - Law - 105 pages
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Contents

To the Reader
2
Introduction
5
Origin of Punishments
7
The Right to Punish
8
Consequences
9
Interpretation of the Law
10
Obscurity of Laws
12
Proportion between Crimes and Punishments
14
Infamy
40
Political Idleness
41
Banishment and Confiscations
42
The Spirit of the Family
43
Mildness of Punishments
46
The Death Penalty
48
Imprisonment
53
Proceedings and Limitations on Criminal Prosecution
56

Errors in the Measurement of Punishments
16
Division of Crimes
17
Honor
19
Duels
21
Public Tranquillity
22
Purpose of Punishments
23
Witnesses
24
Evidence and Forms of Judgment
25
Secret Accusations
27
Torture
29
The Public Treasury
33
Oaths
35
Promptness of Punishment
36
Crimes of Violence
37
Punishment of Nobles
38
Thefts
39
Crimes Difficult to Prove
58
Suicide
60
Smuggling
63
Debtors
64
Places of Asylum
67
Bounties
68
Attempted Crimes Accomplices and Impunity
69
Suggestive Interrogations and Depositions
70
A Particular Kind of Crime
72
False Ideas of Utility
73
How to Prevent Crimes
74
Knowledge
76
Magistrates
78
Rewards
79
Copyright

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About the author (1986)

Cesare Beccaria" (1738-1794) was an Italian philosopher and politician. He is known as one of the founders of modern criminology and penology. In his lifetime he was made chair of law and economy at Palatine College, became a member of the supreme economic council and was elected to the board for the reform of the judicial code all in Milan.

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