Cesaria Beccaria, 1738-1794. Italian legal scholar and political philosopher. Remembered for his denunciation of capital punishment and torture.
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A short article from the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, describing Beccaria's life and teachings on penal theory.
The Principle of Utility; Beccaria's "Crimes and Punishments"
Section from a larger work on Anglo-American literary history, detailing the influence of Beccaria upon Utilitarian thinker Jeremy Bentham.
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