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Payback : the case for revenge, Thane Rosenbaum

Label
Payback : the case for revenge
Title
Payback
Title remainder
the case for revenge
Statement of responsibility
Thane Rosenbaum
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Discusses how the desire for revenge is part of human nature and argues that revenge is synonymous with justice
  • "We call it justice--the assassination of Osama bin Laden, the incarceration of corrupt politicians or financiers like Rod Blagojevich and Bernard Madoff, and the climactic slaying of cinema-screen villains by superheroes. But could we not also call it revenge? We are told that revenge is uncivilized and immoral, an impulse that individuals and societies should actively repress and replace with the order and codes of courtroom justice. What, if anything, distinguishes punishment at the hands of the government from a victim's individual desire for retribution? Are vengeance and justice really so very different? No, answers legal scholar and novelist Thane Rosenbaum in Payback: The Case for Revenge--revenge is, in fact, indistinguishable from justice."--Publisher information
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rosenbaum, Thane
Dewey number
364.601
Index
index present
LC call number
K5103
LC item number
.R674 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Punishment
  • Revenge
Label
Payback : the case for revenge, Thane Rosenbaum
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-301) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Release revenge
  • Introduction
  • Running away from revenge
  • Just deserts
  • The emotions of revenge
  • The science of mad
  • Why we punish
  • Other cultures and revenge
  • When self-help is permissible
Control code
ocn809911111
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
314 pages
Isbn
9780226726618
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012043341
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(Sirsi) 1576059
Label
Payback : the case for revenge, Thane Rosenbaum
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-301) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Release revenge
  • Introduction
  • Running away from revenge
  • Just deserts
  • The emotions of revenge
  • The science of mad
  • Why we punish
  • Other cultures and revenge
  • When self-help is permissible
Control code
ocn809911111
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
314 pages
Isbn
9780226726618
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012043341
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(Sirsi) 1576059

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