Comparison Of Dei's 'Of Crime And Punishment'

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An enlightenment age philosopher who wanted to apply the rationalist perspective to the judicial, penal, and criminal justice systems of his time, he has been hailed as the father of criminology. Yet, he was born in Italy in 1738 and rarely ventured far from his home in Milan and his seminal work Dei delitte e delle pene (“Of Crime and Punishment”) was first published anonymously. However, the influence of this small, disjointed book reached every country in Europe and colonial America. His criminal courts reforms were praised by rulers, philosophers, and American founding fathers, such as Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, and his ideas seeped into the United States Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. His concepts of criminal
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