On Crimes and Punishments

Author:   Cesare Beccaria ,  Professor Graeme R. Newman ,  Pietro Marongiu
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Inc
Edition:   5th New edition
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9781412864022


Pages:   222
Publication Date:   30 October 2016
Format:   Paperback
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Cesare Beccaria's influential treatise On Crimes and Punishments is considered a foundational work in the field of criminology. Three major themes of the Enlightenment run through the treatise: the idea that the social contract forms the moral and political basis of the work's reformist zeal; the idea that science supports a dispassionate and reasoned appeal for reforms; and the belief that progress is inextricably bound to science. All three provide the foundation for accepting Beccaria's proposals. It is virtually impossible to ascertain which of several versions of the treatise that appeared during his lifetime best reflected Beccaria's thoughts. His use of many Enlightenment ideas also makes it difficult to interpret what he has written. While Enlightenment thinkers advocated free men and free minds, there was considerable disagreement as to how this might be achieved, except in the most general terms. The editors have based this translation on the 1984 Francioni text, the most exhaustive critical Italian edition of Dei delitti e delle pene. This edition is the last that Beccaria personally oversaw and revised. This translation includes an outstanding opening essay by the editors and is a welcome introduction to Beccaria and the beginnings of criminology. .

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Author:   Cesare Beccaria ,  Professor Graeme R. Newman ,  Pietro Marongiu
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Inc
Imprint:   AldineTransaction
Edition:   5th New edition
Dimensions:   Width: 15.20cm , Height: 1.20cm , Length: 22.90cm
Weight:   0.318kg
ISBN:  

9781412864022


ISBN 10:   141286402
Pages:   222
Publication Date:   30 October 2016
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Table of Contents

ContentsIntroduction to the TreatiseA Note on the TextBiographical NoteOn Crimes and PunishmentsTo the ReaderIntroduction I The Origin of Punishments II The Right to Punish III Implications So Far IV The Interpretation of Laws V The Obscurity of the Laws VI The Proportion between Crime and Punishment VII Errors in the Measurement of Crime VIII The Classification of Crimes IX Honour X Duels XI Disturbing the Peace XII The Purpose of Punishment XIII On Witnesses XIV Evidence and Forms of Judgment XV Secret Accusations XVI Torture XVII Revenue Authorities XVIII Oaths XIX Prompt Punishment XX Violent Crimes XXI Punishing Nobles XXII Theft XXIII Public Condemnation XXIV Political Indolence XXV Banishment and ConfiscationThe Historiography of Psychoanalysis XXVI On the Spirit of the Family XXVII The Mildness of Punishments XXVIII The Punishment of Death XXIX Preventive Detention XXX Criminal Proceedings and the Statute of Limitations XXXI Crimes Difficult to Prove XXXII Suicide XXXIII Smuggling XXXIV Debtors XXXV Sanctuaries XXXVI Bounties XXXVII Attempts, Accomplices, Pardons XXXVIII Suggestive Interrogations, Depositions XXXIX On a Particular Kind of Crime XL False Ideas of Utility XLI How to Prevent Crimes XLII On the Sciences XLIII Judges XLIV Rewards XLV Education XLVI On Pardons XLVII ConclusionEndnotesReferences

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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. Graeme Newman is distinguished teaching professor in the School of Criminal Justice at the State University of New York-Albany, and was a consult for the Criminal Justice and Crime Prevention Division of the United Nations. He is the author or editor of many books, including Super Highway Robbery, The Global Report on Crime and Justice, and Rational Choice and Situational Crime Prevention. Pietro Marongiu is associate professor of criminology in the School of Medicine, University of Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy. He is the author of Theory and History of Social Banditry in Sardinia.

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