‘Appalling scenes of numerous homeless children begging and stealing in the streets were a common sight in the towns and cities of England in the late eighteenth century. And these same children were perceived to be the cause of a vast increase in juvenile crime.… Read more “Review of Nipping Crime in the Bud”
by John Hostettler author of Cesare Beccaria: The Genius of “On Crimes and Punishments”.
How many people in England today have heard of Cesare Beccaria? Very few, I imagine. And the same could have been said of him in Europe in 1764 when, at the age of 26 he wrote his short book entitled On Crimes and Punishments (Dei Delitti e delle Pene in its original Italian).… Read more “Cesare Beccaria: A Short Introduction”
by John Hostettler, co-author of Sir William Garrow.
Sir William Garrow was born in Middlesex in 1760 and was called to the Bar in 1783. He was the dominant figure at the Old Bailey from 1783 to 1793, later becoming an MP, Solicitor-General, Attorney-General and finally a Judge.… Read more “A Short Pen Picture of William Garrow”