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The Resource On crimes and punishments and other writings, Cesare Beccaria ; edited by Aaron Thomas ; translated by Aaron Thomas and Jeremy Parzen

On crimes and punishments and other writings, Cesare Beccaria ; edited by Aaron Thomas ; translated by Aaron Thomas and Jeremy Parzen

Label
On crimes and punishments and other writings
Title
On crimes and punishments and other writings
Statement of responsibility
Cesare Beccaria ; edited by Aaron Thomas ; translated by Aaron Thomas and Jeremy Parzen
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Contributor
Author
Editor
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Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
"Published in 1764, On Crimes and Punishments by Cesare Beccaria (1738-1794) was greeted with much attention and debate in Europe and North America. Intellectuals and rulers alike commended the work and looked to it for ideas that might help guide the various reform projects of the day. The equality of every citizen before the law, the right to a fair trial, the abolition of the death penalty, and the elimination of the use of torture in criminal interrogations are but a few of the fundamental concepts articulated by Beccaria." "This volume provides a new English translation of Beccaria's classic treatise as well as responses by a number of his contemporaries. Of particular interest is Voltaire's commentary on Beccaria's text, included in its entirety. The supplementary materials testify not only to the power and significance of Beccaria's ideas, but to their controversial nature. While many supporters proclaimed that the work established principles of enduring importance to any society grappling with matters of political and criminal justice, a number of critics roundly denounced it, fearing that the book's attack on feudal traditions and its call to separate law from religion (and thus crime from sin) would result in political instability and undermine the longstanding privileges and powers of church and state." "Long appreciated as a foundational text in criminology, Beccaria's arguments still resonate with current debates over capital punishment, political torture, and human rights abuses. This splendid new translation brings Beccaria's influential work to a wider audience, while providing important historical and political context."--Jacket
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Action
digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
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1738-1794
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Beccaria, Cesare
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • 1968-
  • 1694-1778
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  • Thomas, Aaron A.
  • Voltaire
  • Parzen, Jeremy
Series statement
Lorenzo da Ponte Italian library series
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  • Beccaria, Cesare
  • Criminal law
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Crime and criminals
  • Punishment
  • Capital punishment
  • Criminalité
  • Justice pénale
  • Punition
  • Peine de mort
  • Droit pénal
  • HISTORY
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Capital punishment
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Criminal law
  • Punishment
  • Strafe
  • Verbrechen
Label
On crimes and punishments and other writings, Cesare Beccaria ; edited by Aaron Thomas ; translated by Aaron Thomas and Jeremy Parzen
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 180-184) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : between law and politics--the idea of equality in On Crimes and Punishments / by Alberto Burgio -- pt. I. On crimes and punishments -- pt. II. Contemporary reactions to On crimes and punishments -- From notes and observations on the book entitled 'On crimes and punishments' (1765) / Ferdinando Facchinei -- From response to a writing entitled 'Notes and observations on the book "On crimes and punishments" (1765) / Pietro and Alessandro Verri -- Voltaire, commentary on the book On crimes and punishments, by a provincial lawyer (1766) -- pt. III. Revisiting the death penalty -- Opinion of the undersigned members of the committee charged with the reform of the criminal system in Austrian Lombardy for matters pertaining to capital punishment (1792)
Control code
ocn636790797
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (lii, 190 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442688735
Lccn
2008274970
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt60dfs
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)636790797
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
On crimes and punishments and other writings, Cesare Beccaria ; edited by Aaron Thomas ; translated by Aaron Thomas and Jeremy Parzen
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 180-184) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : between law and politics--the idea of equality in On Crimes and Punishments / by Alberto Burgio -- pt. I. On crimes and punishments -- pt. II. Contemporary reactions to On crimes and punishments -- From notes and observations on the book entitled 'On crimes and punishments' (1765) / Ferdinando Facchinei -- From response to a writing entitled 'Notes and observations on the book "On crimes and punishments" (1765) / Pietro and Alessandro Verri -- Voltaire, commentary on the book On crimes and punishments, by a provincial lawyer (1766) -- pt. III. Revisiting the death penalty -- Opinion of the undersigned members of the committee charged with the reform of the criminal system in Austrian Lombardy for matters pertaining to capital punishment (1792)
Control code
ocn636790797
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (lii, 190 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442688735
Lccn
2008274970
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt60dfs
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)636790797
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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