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CRIT. JUR. CRIM.

thoughts than such pretention: nothing He have to maintain communicate
that there can be any grounds for insisting on
such a pretension, is [what of all things is the
most provoking to their zeal.] of all provocations the
greatest they can receive.

An abuse of Justice bringing by an individual withdrawing a man from punishment upon a man
when undeserved weakens the force influence of the political sanction:
and abuses of gives encreasing impact to fresh crimes is on that account of mischief to the public.
An abuse of Justice in subjecting a man to undeserved
punishment does not leaves the influence of
the political Sanction untouched, gives no encouragement
to any fresh crimes: it is so mischievous to the
public in no other manner than an act evoking
the same sort of injury in a direct manner would
be. Indeed not so much, since in this indirect
manner an injury is not so less easy to effect.

Honoured for ever [above all men] be the man who
first had discernment and courage to establish set up the
principle of utility of as the sole and universal standard of right &
wrong in matter of [Government] Legislation.
This man was Helvetius: at least I know of none
[who advanced such a position] before him. Helvetius
applied in the most original and instructive work by far that has yet appeared in the subject of Moral branch of Science gave it the most extensive application,
applying it as well to Morals as to Legislation.
After him, the Marquis Beccaria treating particularly of Legislation, applied it particularly to that subject, but without
mentioning any thing of Helvetius. After him
M. Beccaria, Dr Priestly, whose important and encreasing discourses
in the physical a very different department of science, are continue
to


Identifier: | JB/159/270/001
"JB/" can not be assigned to a declared number type with value 159.

Date_1

Marginal Summary Numbering

not numbered

Box

159

Main Headings

punishment

Folio number

270

Info in main headings field

crit. jur. crim

Image

001

Titles

punishment / end / prefat. princ. of utility / improvement / mad houses / plan

Category

text sheet

Number of Pages

4

Recto/Verso

recto

Page Numbering

d157 / d158 / d159 / d160

Penner

jeremy bentham

Watermarks

[[watermarks::[gr with crown] propatria [britannia motif]]]

Marginals

jeremy bentham

Paper Producer

Corrections

Paper Produced in Year

Notes public

ID Number

54093

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