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Cesare Beccaria

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Cesare Beccaria


Born
in Milan, Italy
March 15, 1738

Died
November 28, 1794

Genre

Influences


Cesare, Marquis of Beccaria-Bonesana was an Italian jurist, philosopher and politician best known for his treatise 'On Crimes and Punishments' (1764), which condemned torture and the death penalty, and was a founding work in the field of penology. ...more

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Dos Delitos e das Penas

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De los delitos y de las penas

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A Discourse on Public Econo...

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“Crimes are more effectually prevented by the certainty than the severity of punishment”
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“False is the idea of utility that sacrifices a thousand real advantages for one imaginary or trifling inconvenience; that would take fire from men because it burns, and water because one may drown in it; that it has no remedy for evils, except destruction. The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are of such a nature. Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.”
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“happy is the nation without a history”
Cesare Beccaria, Dos Delitos e das Penas