On Crimes and Punishments

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Prentice Hall, Jan 1, 1963 - Philosophy - 99 pages
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On the subject of the Criminal law, all were agreed that the punishment of death should be abolished, except for treason and murder, and that, for other felonies should be substituted hard labor in ... Read full review

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First published in 1764, when Beccaria was twenty-six years old, under the title Dei delitti e delle pene. One of the earliest translations found its way into John Adams' library. This edition is ... Read full review


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The Origin of Punishments and the Right to Punish

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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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