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Getting even : revenge as a form of justice

Author: Charles K B Barton
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Open Court, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Getting Even, Charles Barton contends that revenge can be a form of justice that is constructive and healing for our society. Our current judiciary system, he explains, denies both victims and the accused an active role in the legal proceedings and resolution of their cases, reducing them to bystanders in what is essentially their own conflict. Barton does not argue for an individual's right to take the law into  Read more...
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Barton, Charles K.B., 1959-
Getting even.
Chicago, Ill. : Open Court, ©1999
(OCoLC)604356901
Online version:
Barton, Charles K.B., 1959-
Getting even.
Chicago, Ill. : Open Court, ©1999
(OCoLC)608910304
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles K B Barton
ISBN: 0812694015 9780812694017 0812694023 9780812694024
OCLC Number: 40964897
Description: xviii, 180 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Paradigms of justice --
Pious myths about revenge --
Punishment and revenge --
Rationality and revenge --
Retribution and justice --
Retribution and revenge --
Revenge : its nature and definition --
A defense of moral retributivism --
Victim justice and institutionalized empowerment --
Beyond restorative justice : the primacy of empowerment.
Responsibility: Charles K.B. Barton.

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The author of this text aims to show that revenge is a required form of justice that should be incorporated into the criminal justice system. He argues that the current system disempowers those who  Read more...

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