Cesare Beccaria  

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Cesare, Marquis of Beccaria-Bonesana (March 15, 1738November 28, 1794) was an Italian 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.




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