What causes crime according to Cesare Beccaria?

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What causes crime according to Cesare Beccaria?

Cesare Beccaria:

Cesare Beccaria is considered to be one of the founders of Classical Criminology, along with Jeremy Bentham. Beccaria was born in Milan, Italy in 1738 and died there in 1794. He was a criminologist who opposed torture, and whose research and writings, helped reform the penal system.

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According to Beccaria, crime was a choice, made with an individual's free-will, to achieve some sort of personal goal that following the rules of...

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Cesare Beccaria: Theories, Impact & Jurisprudence

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