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  2. Cesare Beccaria summary | Britannica

    Cesare Beccaria, (born March 15, 1738, Milan—died Nov. 28, 1794, Milan), Italian criminologist and economist. He became an international celebrity in 1764 with the publication of Crime and Punishment , the first systematic statement of principles governing criminal punishment, in which he argued that the effectiveness of criminal justice ...

  3. Cesare Beccaria - New World Encyclopedia

    Marquis of Beccaria. Cesare Beccaria or Caesar, Marchese Di Beccaria Bonesana (March 11, 1738 – November 28, 1794) was an Italian criminologist and economist. His work was significant in the development of Utilitarianism. Beccaria advocated swift punishment as the best form of deterrent to crime.

  4. Enlightenment Thinker Cesare Beccaria and His Influence on ...

    prominent eighteenth-century Italian thinker Cesare Beccaria were deeply . influential on the American Founders’ views of criminal law and theory. Courts, lawyers, and legal observers recently have begun to appreciate . Beccaria’s influence, including on such timely topics as the pardon power,

  5. Influence of Cesare Beccaria on the American Criminal Justice ...

    Cesare Beccaria was one of the most important influences upon American attitudes toward criminal justice. Abstract Beccaria emphasized individual dignity within the criminal justice system. He stood against the use of torture and capital punishment.

  6. Torture, Death Penalty, Imprisonment: Beccaria and His ...

    Cesare Beccaria (1738-1794) – philosopher, economist, and jurist and one of the most prominent representatives of the intellectual milieu of the Enlightenment – started writing Dei Delitti e delle Pene (On Crimes and Punishments) in 1763. He published it anonymously in Livorno, Italy, in 1764 at the age of twenty-six.

  7. Cesare Beccaria - Wikiwand

    Cesare Bonesana di Beccaria, Marquis of Gualdrasco and Villareggio was an Italian criminologist, jurist, philosopher, economist and politician, who is widely considered one of the greatest thinkers of the Age of Enlightenment.

  8. Beccaria, Cesare | SpringerLink

    Cesare Beccaria (1738–1794) was an Italian jurist and philosopher. In little over a hundred pages, in 1764, he formulated the basis of modern criminal law. The explicit aim of his On crimes and punishments was that of studying and combatting “the cruelty of punishments and the irregularities of criminal procedures” (Beccaria 2008 : 10).

  9. Cesare Beccaria | Biography, Philosophy and Facts

    Cesare Beccaria ranked amongst the most remarkable intellectual minds of the Enlightenment era of the 18 th century. His literary contributions have led to ground-breaking evolution in the fields of economics and criminology. Cesare was born on March 15, 1738, in Milan, Italy.

  10. CESARE BECCARIA(1738-1794)from Of Crimes and Punishments

    CESARE BECCARIA(1738-1794)from Of Crimes and Punishments. Cesare Bonesana Beccaria was an Italian jurist and economist. Born of aristocratic parents in Milan, he was educated in a Jesuit school in Parma, which he found stifling to his character.

  11. Revisiting Beccaria's Vision: The Enlightenment, America's ...

    ¶1 In 1764, Cesare Beccaria, the 26-year-old eldest son of an Italian nobleman, published a short treatise, Dei delitti e delle pene, that was translated into English three years later as On Crimes and Punishments.1 In it, Beccaria argued that “there must be proportion between crimes and punishments.”2 Beccaria—the father of the abolitionist