By Sir Leon Radzinowicz
Sir Leon Radzinowicz is among the key figures within the improvement of criminology within the 20th century. This account of the improvement of criminology intertwines his own narrative as a criminologist with the development of criminology itself. His event received from a profession which has spanned 70 years because the Nineteen Twenties, bargains a profound assessment of ways the knowledge of crime and criminals, of felony justice platforms and penology has replaced, and of the tensions and dilemmas those pose for democratic societies.
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8 This clinched the issue. It was a piece which so vividly brought to life the Ferri of the past. Pugnacious, dialectical, eloquent, theatrical and at the same time often moving, well equipped with factual information, rich in comparative thrusts relating to several countries and long periods of penal history—trying to justify the present not only by its intrinsic merits but also by the missed opportunities of the past. It was a veritable tour de force. There he stood 5 6 7 8 Denis Mack Smith, Italy: A Modern History (1969 edn), pp.
As early as 1860, and again in 1872 and 1887, the Society of Swiss Jurists—a highly respected and influential group—urged the Federal Council to set on foot preparatory work with a view of bringing about the full implementation of this emerging vision. Largely in response to this initiative, Carl Stooss was appointed to tackle this complex and delicate task at the age of forty-one. Committed to the principle that a good codification calls for a good stock-taking of the status quo, his three massive volumes (1890–3) contain a comparative digest of the entire cantonal penal diversity, revealing in an accessible form the most important similarities and differences in content and formulation.
The maestro’s embrace was not spurned. He was still too important and still too widely remembered to be ignored. He was asked to join the commission set up by Rocco to formulate a new Criminal Code. The Institute of Criminology of Rome, the first of its kind in the world, which he had established in 1911 and which continued to be so close to his heart, received substantial support from the Ministry of Justice. He was appointed leader of the Italian delegation to the International Penal Congress held in London in 1925 and on his return presented a report to the government entitled The Triumph of Italian Science’.
Adventures in Criminology by Sir Leon Radzinowicz