Getting Even: Revenge as a Form of Justice

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Throughout most early cultures, the first form of justice was revenge. When a wrong occurred, revenge was an acceptable, even encouraged way to find redress. However, contemporary Western society condemns revenge both legally and socially. There are still penalties for taking the law into your own hands. In Getting Even, Charles K. B. Barton challenges the notion that revenge is always wrong. He argues that revenge is personal retribution and that, like any other form of punishment, it can be both just and unjust. Framing ...

Getting Even: Revenge as a Form of Justice 1999, Open Court, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780812694024

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Getting Even: Revenge as a Form of Justice 1999, Open Court, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780812694017

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