An Essay on Crimes and Punishments


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Beccaria's treatise On Crimes and Punishments, which condemns disproportionate and irrational penalties in general as well as torture and the death penalty, is said to mark the peak of Enlightenment in Milan. Its translations were widely read by statesmen and policy makers in Britain, America and France. This translation also features the anonymous commentary, attributed to Voltaire. - Summary by Carolin (6 hr 55 min)

Chapters

Introduction 6:06 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Preface by the Translator of M.D. Voltaire's Commentary 4:14 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Chapter I - On the Origin of Punishments 2:53 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Chapter II - On the Right to Punish 4:18 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Chapter III - Consequences of the foregoing principles 3:49 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Chapter IV - Of the Interpretation of Laws 7:42 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Chapter V - Of the Obscurity of Laws 4:10 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Chapter VI - Of the Proportion between Crimes and Punishments 7:37 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Chapter VII - Of Estimating the Degree of Crimes 4:01 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Chapter VIII - Of the Division of Crimes 6:39 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Chapter IX - Of Honour 6:32 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Chapter X - Of Duelling 2:41 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Chapter XI - Of Crimes which Disturb Public Tranquillity 4:38 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Chapter XII - Of the Intent of Punishments 1:51 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Chapter XIII - Of the Credibility of Witnesses 7:06 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Chapter XIV - Of Evidence and the Proofs of a Crime, and of the Form of Judgment 7:07 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Chapter XV - Of Secret Accusation 6:02 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Chapter XVI - Of Torture 18:20 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Chapter XVII - Of Pecuniary Punishments 5:17 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Chapter XVIII - Of Oaths 3:06 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Chapter XIX - Of the Advantage of Immediate Punishment 7:03 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Chapter XX - Of Acts of Violence 2:25 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Chapter XXI - Of the Punishment of the Nobles 4:46 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Chapter XXII - Of Robbery 3:09 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Chapter XXIII - Of Infamy considered as a Punishment 4:27 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Chapter XXIV - Of Idleness 2:15 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Chapter XXV - Of Banishment and Confiscation 4:46 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Chapter XXVI - Of the Spirit of Family in States 9:22 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Chapter XXVII - Of the Mildness of Punishments 6:39 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Chapter XXVIII - Of the Punishment of Death 22:02 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Chapter XXIX - Of Imprisonment 4:56 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Chapter XXX - Of Prosecution and Prescription 6:51 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Chapter XXXI - Of Crimes of Difficult Proof 10:53 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Chapter XXXII - Of Suicide 9:49 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Chapter XXXIII - Of Smuggling 4:31 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Chapter XXXIV - Of Bankrupts 7:53 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Chapter XXXV - Of Sanctuaries 4:34 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Chapter XXXVI - Of Rewards for Apprehending or Killing Criminals 3:26 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Chapter XXXVII - Of Attempts, Acomplices and Pardon 5:52 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Chapter XXXVIII - Of Suggestive Interrogations 3:19 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Chapter XXXIX - Of a Peculiar Kind of Crimes 3:19 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Chapter XL - Of False Ideas of Utility 5:11 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Chapter XLI - Of the Means of Preventing Crimes 5:03 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Chapter XLII - Of the Sciences 8:22 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Chapter XLIII - Of Magistrates 1:24 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Chapter XLIV - Of Rewards 1:13 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Chapter XLV - Of Education 1:56 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Chapter XLVI - Of Pardons 4:19 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Chapter XLVII - Conclusion 1:45 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Commentary - Chapter I - The Circumstances that Occasioned this Commentary 5:26 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Commentary - Chapter II - Of Punishments 2:30 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Commentary - Chapter III - Of the Punishment of Heretics 8:24 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Commentary - Chapter IV - Of the Extirpation of Heresies 6:47 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Commentary - Chapter V - Of Blasphemy and Profanation 10:25 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Commentary - Chapter VI - Of the Indulgence of the Romans in Matters of Religion 6:01 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Commentary - Chapter VII - Of the Crime of Unlawful Preaching - Story of Anthony 7:10 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Commentary - Chapter VIII - The Story of Simon Morin 5:27 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Commentary - Chapter IX - Of Witches 5:20 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Commentary - Chapter X - Of Capital Punishment 6:29 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Commentary - Chapter XI - Of the Execution of Sentences 4:04 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Commentary - Chapter XII - Of Torture 4:05 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Commentary - Chapter XIII - Of Certain Sanguinary Tribunals 4:22 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Commentary - Chapter XIV - Of the Difference Between Political and Natural Laws 5:10 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Commentary - Chapter XV - Of the Crime of High Treason - Of Titus Oates and of … 10:19 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Commentary - Chapter XVI - Of the Revealing of Crimes (Before Commission) by Re… 8:19 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Commentary - Chapter XVII - Of Counterfeiting Money 1:58 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Commentary - Chapter XVIII - Of Domestic Theft 2:20 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Commentary - Chapter XIX - Of Suicide 5:27 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Commentary - Chapter XX - Of a Certain Species of Mutilation 2:15 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Commentary - Chapter XXI - Of the Confiscation Consequent upon all the Crimes w… 8:26 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Commentary - Chapter XXII - Of Criminal Proceedings, and of Some Other Forms of… 15:26 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Commentary - Chapter XXIII - The Idea of a Reform Suggested 3:54 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr

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The author is difficult to hear at first but you get used to her. My recommendation is to increase the book speed. I could listen at 1.5 speed. Since this is the only available version, I think it's better than nothing.

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The reader's cadence permits me to schedule thought. She is perfectly consistent and this is rewarding after initial adjustment.

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