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

Author/Creator:
Aladjem, Terry Kenneth.
Publication:
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Format/Description:
Book
xx, 246 p. ; 24 cm.
Subjects:
Political culture -- United States.
Justice.
Rule of law -- United States.
Criminal justice, Administration of -- United States.
Punishment -- United States.
Revenge -- United States.
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.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 233-240) and index.
ISBN:
9780521886246 (hardback)
0521886244 (hardback)
9780521713863 (pbk.)
0521713862 (pbk.)
OCLC:
145732833
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