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ALAUZET, Isidore. Essai sur les peines et le système pénitentiaire. 

Paris, A l'imprimerie royale, 1842.

8vo (205x130 mm), viii-295 pages.  binding : Contemporary quarter sheep, flat spine. Head cap worn. Waterstain on the first part of the book, paper curled by humidity.

First edition.
At the beginning of the XIXth century, imprisonment gradually imposed itself as a justice penalty whereas previously the prison was mainly a temporary place of confinement before the execution of the real punishment (banishment, torture, execution ... ). Following the Enlightenment (Beccaria) or thinkers like Tocqueville and Bentham, Alauzet then asked the question of the staggering of sentences and the organization of prisons. He also examines the systems of Lucas, Auburn and Faucher.

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