Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Reinventing PunishmentA Comparative History of Criminology and Penology in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Michele Pifferi

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780198743217

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198743217.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 19 January 2021

Designing the ‘New Horizons’ of Punishment

Designing the ‘New Horizons’ of Punishment

(p.13) 2 Designing the ‘New Horizons’ of Punishment
Reinventing Punishment

Michele Pifferi

Oxford University Press

The chapter investigates the impact of positivist criminology on liberal criminal law during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, with a specific focus on the new key principles of individualization of punishment and social defence and their consequences on the traditional foundations of criminal law (in particular the principle of legality and the notion of individual responsibility). It analyses the questions raised by the different theories of individualization as well as the different methods by which they were implemented. It describes the methodological approach of the book, which is based on a comparative historical study of the criminological movement, and the principle of individualization and its implementation. The penal reform movement is analysed as both a global and local phenomenon, stressing the need to consider the diversities of the international criminological wave and its local adaptation.

Keywords:   historicizing individualization, legal individualization, judicial individualization, administrative individualization, Cesare Lombroso, global legal history, legal transfer, local adaptation, positivist criminology

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .