Beccaria: 'On Crimes and Punishments' and Other Writings

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April 1995



An edition of Beccaria's writings which reinterprets his political philosophy.


Acknowledgements; Introduction; Chronology; Biographical glossary; Note on the texts; Bibliographical note; On Crimes and Punishments; Frontispiece; To the reader; Introduction; 1. The origin of punishment; 2. The right to punish; 3. Consequences; 4. The interpretation of the laws; 5. The obscurity of the laws; 6. The proportion between crimes and punishments; 7. Errors in the measuring of punishments; 8. The classification of crimes; 9. Of honour; 10. Of duels; 11. Public peace; 12. The purpose of punishment; 13. Of witnesses; 14. Evidence and forms of judgement; 15. Secret denunciations; 16. Of torture; 17. Of the exchequer; 18. Of oaths; 19. Of prompt punishments; 20. Violent crimes; 21. The punishment of the nobility; 22. Theft; 23. Public disgrace; 24. Parasites; 25. Banishment and confiscations; 26. Family feeling; 27. Lenience in punishing; 28. The death penalty; 29. Of detention awaiting trial; 30. Trials and prescriptions; 31. Crimes difficult to prove; 32. Suicide; 33. Smuggling; 34. Of debtors; 35. Asylums; 36. On setting a price on men's heads; 37. Attempted crimes, accomplices and immunity; 38. Leading interrogations, depositions; 39. Of a particular kind of crime; 40. False ideas of utility; 41. How to prevent crimes; 42. The sciences; 43. Magistrates; 44. Public awards; 45. Education; 46. Pardons; 47. Conclusion; To Jean Baptiste d'Alembert; To Andre Morellet; Inaugural Lecture; Reflections on the Barbarousness and the Civilisation of Nations and on the Savage State of Man; Reflections on Manners and Customs; On Luxury; Index.
EAN: 9780521479820
ISBN: 0521479827
Untertitel: 'Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought'. 1 b/w illus. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Cambridge University Press
Erscheinungsdatum: April 1995
Seitenanzahl: 236 Seiten
Übersetzer/Sprecher: Übersetzt von Richard Davies
Format: kartoniert
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