Payback: The Case for Revenge

By Rosenbaum, Thane

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ISBN
9780226726618 9780226043692
Publisher
Univ. of Chicago


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Reviewed on June 15, 2013  |  Social Sciences

Novelist and Fordham law professor Rosenbaum (The Myth of Moral Justice: Why Our Legal System Fails To Do What's Right) turns his attention to the topic of revenge and its usefulness. He argues against the view of revenge as barbaric and chaotic, instead proposing that it would improve the operation of our justice system if vengeance on behalf of victims was built in. He examines the distinctions between punishment and revenge, discusses the emotional implicatio...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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