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Antoine Édouard Ducpétiaux (29 June 1804, Brussels – 21 July 1868, Brussels) was a Belgian journalist and social reformer.Historical Dictionary of Brussels - Page 91 Paul F. State - 2004 "Ducpétiaux, Antoine-Édouard (1804–1868). Antoine-Édouard Ducpétiaux was born in Brussels on 29 June 1804, the eldest of three sons of the owner of one of the capital's principal lace houses. He is remembered for his advocacy of improvements within the prison system."Joseph Marie Quérard, La France littéraire: ou Dictionnaire bibliographique des savants (1828), p. 632: "Ducpétiaux (Édouard), avocat; né à Bruxelles , le 29 juin 1804."Eric Maes, "De juridische normering van het gevangenisregime in België: Ontwikkelingen doorheen twee eeuwen detentiepraktijk (1795-heden)", in Violence, conciliation et répression: Recherches sur l'histoire du crime, de l'Antiquité au XXIe siècle, edited by Aude Musin, Xavier Rousseaux and Frédéric Vesentini (Louvain, 2008), p. 102n, lists as reading on the life and work of Édouard Ducpétiaux: P. Lentz, "Notice sur Édouard Ducpétiaux", Bulletin de la Commission Centrale de Statistique, 1872, pp. 71-88; J. Simon, "Trois grandes figures de la science pénitentiaire belge", Revue de Droit Pénal et de Criminologie, 1939, pp. 588-605; and E. Rubbens, Édouard Ducpétiaux 1804-1868, Brussels (Collection de l'École des sciences politiques et sociales de l'université de Louvain), 1934.

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