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“【9urK】北京赛车pk10网上娱乐”CHAPTERXXXIV.OFPOLITICALIDLENESS.

Theywhohavethoughtthatthecriminal’sintentionwasthetruemeasureofcrimeswereinthewrong.Fortheintentiondependsontheactualimpressionofthingsuponaman,andonhisprecedentmentaldisposition,thingswhichvaryinallmenandineachman,accordingtotheveryrapidsuccessionofhisideas,hispassions,andhiscircumstances.Itwould,therefore,benecessarytoformnotonlyaparticularcodeforeachcitizen,butafreshlawforeverycrime.Sometimeswiththebestintentionsmendothegreatesteviltosociety;andsometimeswiththeveryworsttheydoitthegreatestgood.

CHAPTERXXXVIII.FALSEIDEASOFUTILITY.

Wherethereisnocapitalpunishment,asinMichigan,aman’sinnocencemaybediscoveredsubsequentlytoconviction,andjusticedonetohimfortheerrorofthelaw.SuchacaseactuallyhappenednotlongagoinMichigan,whereaprisoner’sinnocence[41]wasclearlyprovedaftertenyears’imprisonment.Wherecapitalpunishmentexists,thereisnosuchhope;noristhereanyremedyif,asinthecaseofLewis,whowashungin1831,anothermanthirty-threeyearsafterwardsconfesseshimselfthemurderer.Itisimpossibletoprecludeallchancesofsucherrorsofjustice.IllustrativeofthisisthestoryofthechurchorganistnearKieff,whomurderedafarmerwithapistolhestolefromapriest.Afterhiscrimeheplacedthepistolinthesacristy,andthen,whenhehadpreventedthepriestfromgivingevidenceagainsthimbytheactofconfession,wentanddenouncedthepriestastheculprit.Thepriest,inspiteofhisprotestationsofinnocence,wassentencedtohardlabourforlife;andwhen,twentyyearsafterwards,theorganistconfessedhisguiltonhisdeathbed,andthepriest’sliberationwasappliedfor,itwasfoundthathehaddiedonlyafewmonthsbefore.[26]

AstrongfeelingagainstthepillorywasarousedbythesentencepassedagainstLordCochranein1814,bywhich,forsupposedcomplicityinaplottoraisethepriceoftheFunds,hewascondemnedtoayear’simprisonment,toafineof1000l.,andtostandinthepillory.AbillfortheabolitionofthepilloryaccordinglypassedtheCommonstheverynextyear,butLordEllenboroughsucceededagaininbringingtheUpperHousetoapause:thepilloryforsoothwasasoldas1269;itwasspokenofbytheoldhistorians;itwasnotconfinedtothiscountry,forDuCangespokeofitontheContinent.Forthesereasonsthepilloryremainedalegalpunishmentdowntothefirstyearofthepresentreign.Something,however,occurredmorefataltothereformofourpenallawsthaneventhephilosophyofPaley,andthatwastheFrenchRevolution.Before1790therehadbeen115capitaloffencesinFrance;sothattoalterthecriminallawinEnglandwastofollowaprecedentofunpleasantauspices.Reformnotunnaturallysavouredofrevolution,andespeciallyareformofthepenallaws.In1808Romillysaidhewouldadviseanyone,whodesiredtorealisethemischievouseffectsoftheFrenchRevolutioninEnglandtoattemptsomelegislativereformonhumaneandliberalprinciples.Withbitternesshetellsthestoryofayoungnobleman,who,addressinghiminsolentlyatthebaroftheHouseofCommons,informedhimthatheforhispartwasforhangingallcriminals.Romillyobservedthathesupposedhemeantpunishmentsshouldbecertainandthelawsexecuted,whatevertheywere.‘No,no,’wasthereply,‘itisn’tthat.Thereisnogooddonebymercy.Theyonlygetworse:Iwouldhangthemallupatonce.’Andthisrepresentedtheprevalent[59]opinion.Windham,inaspeechagainsttheShopliftingBill,inquired,‘HadnottheFrenchRevolutionbegunwiththeabolitionofcapitalpunishmentineverycase?…WassuchasystemasthiswastobesetupwithoutconsiderationagainstthatofDr.Paley!’[36]

CHAPTERXIV.CRIMINALATTEMPTS,ACCOMPLICES,IMPUNITY.

Evenifweassumethatdeathisabsolutelytheseverestpenaltydevisablebythelaw,andthatasapunishmentformurderitisnottoosevere,itremainscertain,that,relativelytothecircumstancesofatrial[40]formurder,tothereluctanceofjudgesorjuriestopassanirretrievablesentence,totheirfearoferror,totheirconscientiousregardforhumanlife,itisreallyamuchlessterribledangerforamalefactortofacethanapenaltywhichwouldjustifyfewerhopesofimpunity.

ThefirsttraceofBeccaria’sinfluenceinEnglandappearedinthefirsteditionofBlackstone’sCommentaries,ofwhichthebookontheCriminalLaws[48]waspublishedtheverynextyearaftertheappearanceoftheItaliantreatise.ThatBlackstonewaswellacquaintedwithitisprovedbyhisfrequentreferencetoitintreatingofcrimes.FromBeccariahearguesthatthecertaintyofpunishmentsismoreeffectualthantheirseverity,andfindsitabsurdtoapplythesamepunishmenttocrimesofdifferentmalignity.BlackstonewasalsothefirstprofessionallawyertofindfaultwiththefrequencyofcapitalpunishmentinEngland,andtopointoutas‘amelancholytruth’thepresenceof160actionsinthestatutebookwhichwerefelonieswithoutbenefitofclergy.Theobject,therefore,ofthischapterischiefly[70]negative,beingnoneotherthantoraisesuchmistrustofmerecustom,andsostrongasenseofdoubt,bythecontradictionsapparentinexistinglawsandtheories,thatthedifficultiesoftheirsolutionmaytempttosomeinvestigationoftheprinciplesonwhichtheyrest.

ThefollowingespeciallyisfromBeccaria:—

Thegreatesteffectthatanypunishmenthasuponthehumanmindisnottobemeasuredbyitsintensitybutbyitsduration,foroursensibilityismoreeasilyandpermanentlyaffectedbyveryslightbutrepeatedimpressionsthanbyastrongbutbriefshock.Habitholdsuniversalswayovereverysentientbeing,andaswespeakandwalkandsatisfyourneedsbyitsaid,somoralideasonlystampthemselvesonourmindbylongandrepeatedimpressions.Itisnottheterribleyetbriefsightofacriminal’sdeath,butthelongandpainfulexampleofamandeprivedof[172]hisliberty,who,havingbecomeasitwereabeastofburthen,repayswithhistoilthesocietyhehasoffended,whichisthestrongestrestraintfromcrimes.Farmorepotentthanthefearofdeath,whichmeneverhavebeforetheireyesintheremotedistance,isthethought,soefficaciousfromitsconstantrecurrence:‘ImyselfshallbereducedtoaslongandmiserableaconditionifIcommitsimilarmisdeeds.’

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    ThesetruthswererecognisedbytheRomanlegislators,fortheyinflictedtortureonlyuponslaves,whoinlawhadnopersonality.TheyhavebeenadoptedbyEngland,anation,thegloryofwhoseliterature,thesuperiorityofwhosecommerceandwealth,andconsequentlyofwhosepower,andtheexamplesofwhosevirtueandcourageleaveusnodoubtastothegoodnessofherlaws.TorturehasalsobeenabolishedinSweden;ithasbeenabolishedbyoneofthewisestmonarchsofEurope,who,takingphilosophywithhimtothethrone,hasmadehimselfthefriendandlegislatorofhissubjects,renderingthemequalandfreeintheirdependenceonthelaws,thesolekindofequality[157]andlibertythatreasonablemencanaskforinthepresentconditionofthings.Norhastorturebeendeemednecessaryinthelawswhichregulatearmies,composedthoughtheyareforthemostpartofthedregsofdifferentcountries,andforthatreasonmorethananyotherclassofmenthemorelikelytorequireit.Astrangething,forwhoeverforgetsthepowerofthetyrannyexercisedbycustom,thatpacificlawsshouldbeobligedtolearnfrommindshardenedtomassacreandbloodshedthemosthumanemethodofconductingtrials.

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