A well-established study course and research path, still flourishing in the Catholic University of Milan, is intent upon exploring the connection between “Literature” and “Justice”, especially with regard to the fields of criminal law and criminology. Literature is deemed particularly apt to reveal and let perceive as “cruel” (and thus obnoxiously superfluous)) not just punishments and penalties of certain kinds (e.g. torture, death penalty, etc.), but in general any overgrown need for the infliction or acceptance of “legitimate” sufferings expressed by our societies. This punitive attitude often stems from mentalities and practices rooted in institutions, social groups or individuals which are unable or unwilling to pay the “due attention” to those unique stories of human beings whose “open end” and “metamorphic” qualities perhaps make up the core of their dignity. It’s just literature which, “cultivating our humanity”, may lead common people and law practitioners to discover and cherish these stories and the dignity therein.

Forti, G., Human cruelty in literature, in Arroyo Zapatero, L., Schabas, W., Takayama, K., Muñoz De Morales Romero, M. (ed.), Death Penalty: A Cruel and Inhuman Punishment, Ediciones de la Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha ; Valencia : Tirant lo Blanch, cuenca 2014: <<Colleciòn Marino Barbero Santos>>, 97- 126 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/66267]

Human cruelty in literature

Forti, Gabrio
2014

Abstract

A well-established study course and research path, still flourishing in the Catholic University of Milan, is intent upon exploring the connection between “Literature” and “Justice”, especially with regard to the fields of criminal law and criminology. Literature is deemed particularly apt to reveal and let perceive as “cruel” (and thus obnoxiously superfluous)) not just punishments and penalties of certain kinds (e.g. torture, death penalty, etc.), but in general any overgrown need for the infliction or acceptance of “legitimate” sufferings expressed by our societies. This punitive attitude often stems from mentalities and practices rooted in institutions, social groups or individuals which are unable or unwilling to pay the “due attention” to those unique stories of human beings whose “open end” and “metamorphic” qualities perhaps make up the core of their dignity. It’s just literature which, “cultivating our humanity”, may lead common people and law practitioners to discover and cherish these stories and the dignity therein.
Inglese
Death Penalty: A Cruel and Inhuman Punishment
978-84-9044-113-8
Forti, G., Human cruelty in literature, in Arroyo Zapatero, L., Schabas, W., Takayama, K., Muñoz De Morales Romero, M. (ed.), Death Penalty: A Cruel and Inhuman Punishment, Ediciones de la Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha ; Valencia : Tirant lo Blanch, cuenca 2014: <<Colleciòn Marino Barbero Santos>>, 97- 126 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/66267]
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