A lesson still to be learned. The lasting modernity of Cesare Beccaria for the Italian and European legal orders
SUMMARY: 1. How juridical systems received the thought of a “non jurist”. – 2. The pillars of Beccaria’s thought: a quick overview. – 3. The Italian legal order put to Beccaria’s test: some problem cases. – 4. The enforcement of guarantees by the European jurisdictions (with a number of failures).