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Of Crimes and Punishments

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From a young Italian philosopher came perhaps the most significant essay on criminal law: Cesare Beccaria's Of Crimes and Punishments. It was immediately acclaimed by the international community of scholars, philosophers, salon crowds, statesmen, and even monarchs. Praised by Benjamin Franklin and Jefferson (who quoted Beccaria in his inaugural address), and in Europe, by Bentham and Voltaire, Beccaria's treatise is a systematic analysis of the issues that ought to inspire a sound judicial system: an emphasis on crime ...

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Of Crimes and Punishments
1996, Marsilio Publishers, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781568860305


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