Of Crimes and Punishments

  • Marvin E. Wolfgang


I shall not elaborately summarize Beccaria’s famous essay in this Introduction, though I hope the readers will absorb carefully every word of this, the most significant essay on crime and punishment in Western civilization.


Death Penalty Corporal Punishment Correctional Policy Eighth Amendment Chain Gang 
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