ON CRIMES & PUNISHMENTS / Edition 1

ON CRIMES & PUNISHMENTS / Edition 1

ISBN-10:
0915145979
ISBN-13:
9780915145973
Pub. Date:
11/01/1986
Publisher:
Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.

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ON CRIMES & PUNISHMENTS / Edition 1


Includes a translator’s preface, note on the text, and suggestions for further reading.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780915145973
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date: 11/01/1986
Series: Hpc Classics Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 105
Sales rank: 942,386
Product dimensions: 5.37(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

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.

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.

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Treatise vii

A Note on the Text lvii

Biographical Note lxvii

Title Page 1

To the Reader 3

Introduction 7

§ I The Origin of Punishments 9

§ II The Right to Punish 11

§ III Implications So Far 13

§ IV The Interpretation of Laws 15

§ V The Obscurity of the Laws 17

§ VI The Proportion between Crime and Punishment 19

§ VII Errors in the Measurement of Crime 23

§ VIII The Classification of Crimes 25

§ IX Honor 27

§ X Duels 29

§ XI Disturbing the Peace 31

§ XII The Purpose of Punishment 33

§ XIII On Witnesses 35

§ XIV Evidence and Forms of Judgment 37

§ XV Secret Accusations 39

§ XVI Torture 41

§ XVII Revenue Authorities 47

§ XVIII Oaths 49

§ XIX Prompt Punishment 51

§ XX Violent Crimes 53

§ XXI Punishing Nobles 55

§ XXII Theft 57

§ XXIII Public Condemnation 59

§ XXIV Political Indolence 61

§ XXV Banishment and Confiscation 63

§ XXVI On the Spirit of the Family 65

§ XXVII The Mildness of Punishments 69

§ XXVIII The Punishment of Death 71

§ XXIX Preventive Detention 77

§ XXX Criminal Proceedings and the Statute of Limitations 81

§ XXXI Crimes Difficult to Prove 83

§ XXXII Suicide 87

§ XXXIII Smuggling 91

§ XXXIV Debtors 93

§ XXXV Sanctuaries 95

§ XXXVI Bounties 97

§ XXXVII Attempts, Accomplices, Pardons 99

§ XXXVIII Suggestive Interrogations, Depositions 101

§ XXXIX On a Particular Kind of Crime 103

§ XL False Ideas of Utility 105

§ XLI How to Prevent Crimes 107

§ XLII On theSciences 109

§ XLIII Judges 113

§ XLIV Rewards 115

§ XLV Education 117

§ XLVI On Pardons 119

§ XLVII Conclusion 121

Endnotes 123

References 149

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