"The punishment of death
is the war of a nation against a citizen
whose destruction it judges
to be necessary or useful."
by:
Cesare Beccaria
(1735-1794) [Bonesana, Marchese di] Italian nobleman, criminologist, and penal reformer
Source:
On Crimes and Punishments, 1764
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I love Cesare Beccaria. His philosophy on crime and punishment is the most inspiring work of all time.
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