Box 159 contains a wealth of manuscript material on the subject of punishment, which was an area that occupied a significant proportion of Bentham’s attention in the mid-1770s to the mid-1780s. It was in this material that he developed his arguments in favour of a penal system where every offence would be stipulated in written legislation and where every punishment would be proportionate. More specifically, he argued that the extent to which an offender ought to be punished could be calculated by balancing the pain that had been sustained, or would be likely to be sustained, against the pain that would be avoided, or would be likely to be avoided, by all interested parties, and by the society as a whole. Importantly, Box 159 also contains portions of the material that Bentham wrote in French and headed ‘Projet’ during the same period and several bifolios that he intended for ‘Crit. Jur. Crim.’ (or ‘Critique of Criminal Jurisprudence’).
The material comprises:
Folios from box 159 which have already been partially or fully transcribed are listed under the progress bar below.
JB/159/002/001 JB/159/003/001 JB/159/008/001 JB/159/009/002 JB/159/010/002 JB/159/013/003 JB/159/015/001 JB/159/015/003 JB/159/016/001 JB/159/017/001 JB/159/017/002 JB/159/017/003 JB/159/017/004 JB/159/018/001 JB/159/018/002 JB/159/019/002 JB/159/020/002 JB/159/022/001 JB/159/023/001 JB/159/024/001 JB/159/025/001 JB/159/025/002 JB/159/025/003 JB/159/025/004 JB/159/026/001 JB/159/026/002 JB/159/026/003 JB/159/026/004 JB/159/027/003 JB/159/027/004 JB/159/028/001 JB/159/029/002 JB/159/030/001 JB/159/030/002 JB/159/031/001 JB/159/031/002 JB/159/031/003 JB/159/031/004 JB/159/032/001 JB/159/032/002 JB/159/032/004 JB/159/033/005 JB/159/033/007 JB/159/033/008 JB/159/034/001 JB/159/034/002 JB/159/034/003 JB/159/034/004 JB/159/035/001 JB/159/035/002 JB/159/035/003 JB/159/040/001 JB/159/041/001 JB/159/042/001 JB/159/043/001 JB/159/044/001 JB/159/045/001 JB/159/146/002 JB/159/092/001 JB/159/093/001 JB/159/093/003 JB/159/119/003 JB/159/126/004 JB/159/136/001 JB/159/137/001 JB/159/140/002 JB/159/149/001 JB/159/153/003 JB/159/157/002 JB/159/157/003 JB/159/158/004 JB/159/161/001 JB/159/166/001 JB/159/171/003 JB/159/182/001 JB/159/182/002 JB/159/182/004 JB/159/183/001 JB/159/184/001 JB/159/185/001 JB/159/196/003 JB/159/196/004 JB/159/234/004 JB/159/261/001 JB/159/263/002 JB/159/263/003
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