On Crimes and Punishments

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Prentice Hall, Jan 1, 1963 - Philosophy - 99 pages
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User Review  - Daniel Hepworth - Goodreads

Classic book on crime (and punishment!). May seem like common sense now, but was revolutionary in his day. Be sure to read the introduction for a great background on the author. Read full review

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User Review  - Ed - Goodreads

The hinge upon which the successful movement to outlaw state sponsored torture as a regular and legal part of criminal proceedings and ultimately to make it a crime against humanity which only the ... 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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