The culture of vengeance and the fate of American justice / Terry Kenneth Aladjem.

Author
Aladjem, Terry Kenneth [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Description
xx, 246 p. ; 24 cm.

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Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. 233-240) and index.
Contents
Liberalism and the anger of punishment : the motivation to vengeance and myths of justice reconsidered -- Violence, vengeance, and the rudiments of American theodicy -- The nature of vengeance : memory, self-deception, and the movement from terror to pity -- Revenge & the fallibility of the state : the problem of vengeance and democratic punishment revisited or how America should punish.
ISBN
  • 9780521886246 (hardback)
  • 0521886244 (hardback)
  • 9780521713863 (pbk.)
  • 0521713862 (pbk.)
LCCN
2007024634
OCLC
145732833
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