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International Journal of Applied Philosophy

Volume 14, Issue 1, Spring 2000

Michael Davis
Pages 119-128

Revenge, Victim’s Rights, and Criminal Justice

Barton’s view in Getting Even: Revenge as a Form of Justice (Open Court Chicago, 19991 is that revenge -- in the form of victim participation in trial. sentencing, and punishment -- should have a large place in criminal justice. I argue that what he suggests in the way of reform has no essential relation with criminal justice.

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