But as a general criminal theory, this theory has still relevance in the current criminology.
Beccaria’s criminal theory is comparatively a new criminal theory which gives us more comprehensive idea about crime and punishments. It addresses all the aspects of crime occurrence, crime prevention and crime punishment. Duties of the legislature, the role of judges, nature and purpose of punishments etc were addressed more clearly in Beccaria’s criminal theory compared to the Lombroso’s criminal theory. This theory has strong recommendations for the crime prevention rather than the punishment. It reminds all the entities of criminal justice system about the importance of crime prevention. So for a civilized culture like Beccaria’s criminal theory seems to be more relevant than the Lombroso’s criminal