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After reading his treatise I must admit I am a enlightened man of a broader perception, my view on punishment, and the society the society is impacted by it. Beccaria considered a classical criminologist, very logically and analytically explores different forms of crimes sorts them with degree of severity relative to the damaging effects on the society as a whole, and effective means of punishment. He argues that a more immediate punishment is more effective and the certainty of punishment and ...more