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Payback

Author : Thane Rosenbaum
ISBN : 9780226043692
Genre : Law
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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. Revenge, Rosenbaum argues, is not the problem. It is, in fact, a perfectly healthy emotion. Instead, the problem is the inadequacy of lawful outlets through which to express it. He mounts a case for legal systems to punish the guilty commensurate with their crimes as part of a societal moral duty to satisfy the needs of victims to feel avenged. Indeed, the legal system would better serve the public if it gave victims the sense that vengeance was being done on their behalf. Drawing on a wide range of support, from recent studies in behavioral psychology and neuroeconomics, to stories of vengeance and justice denied, to revenge practices from around the world, to the way in which revenge tales have permeated popular culture—including Hamlet, The Godfather, and Braveheart—Rosenbaum demonstrates that vengeance needs to be more openly and honestly discussed and lawfully practiced. Fiercely argued and highly engaging, Payback is a provocative and eye-opening cultural tour of revenge and its rewards—from Shakespeare to The Sopranos. It liberates revenge from its social stigma and proves that vengeance is indeed ours, a perfectly human and acceptable response to moral injury. Rosenbaum deftly persuades us to reconsider a misunderstood subject and, along the way, reinvigorates the debate on the shape of justice in the modern world.

Revenge

Author : Salman Akhtar
ISBN : 9780765710147
Genre : Psychology
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Revenge: Narcissistic Injury, Rage, and Retaliation addresses the ubiquitous human wish to take revenge and settle scores. Featuring the contributions of eleven distinguished mental health professionals, it offers a panoramic and yet deep perspective on the real or imagined narcissistic injury that often underlies fantasies of revenge and the behavioral trait of vindictiveness. It describes various types of revenge and introduces the concept of a ‘good-enough revenge.’ Deftly blending psychoanalysis, ethology, religious studies, literary criticism, and clinical experience, the book goes a long way to enhance empathy with patients struggling with hurt, pain, and desires to get even with their tormentors. This volume is of great clinical value indeed!

Confessions Payback On A Volga Cruise

Author : Jonathan Hyde
ISBN : 1475948158
Genre : Fiction
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This novel is about revelations and revenge on a Volga Cruise from Moscow to St. Petersburg. Confessions by a struggling American child psychologist and by a retired American ambassador with an exaggerated sense of importance and entitlement, now a university professor of practice with ethics his chosen specialty, are triggered by a tour of Moscow’s Novodevichy cemetery. At the beginning of a television episode of The Closer, viewers are told that everyone has something to confess. Some confessions, however, have serious consequences, as Francis Pickle and Neville Ogleby discover at the end of their ten-day cruise aboard the Novikov Priboi. In the wings of this novel stands a Russian figure, father of the tour guide and friend of the study leader, who considers it an absolute duty to exact revenge for false accusations made years earlier by Ogleby and Pickle about an American whose ashes are interred in the Novodevichy cemetery alongside those of a KGB general.

Revenge

Author : Thomas D. Payne Sr.
ISBN : 9781465311115
Genre : Fiction
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A woman and her two sons seek revenge on a man and his family that were responsible for the death of her husband and father of the boys by falsely having him convicted of a crime of embezzlement. She marries a man who is a master of illusions who devises a plan to kidnap the fourteen-year-old grandson of the accuser that leads to an intriguing ending.

Payback Tales Of Love Hate And Revenge

Author : Steve Bassett
ISBN : 1087800331
Genre : Fiction
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Adultery, three murders, a revengeful madman, rogue cops and politicians intertwine in this noir thriller that defines urban corruption. It chronicles a time and place rarely touched, the post-WWII years when the seeds for today's inner-city decay and corruption were planted, and hardly noticed amid the euphoria that followed war-time victory.

Payback

Author : David P. Barash
ISBN : 0199752982
Genre : Psychology
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From the child taunted by her playmates to the office worker who feels stifled in his daily routine, people frequently take out their pain and anger on others, even those who had nothing to do with the original stress. The bullied child may kick her puppy, the stifled worker yells at his children: Payback can be directed anywhere, sometimes at inanimate things, animals, or other people. In Payback, the husband-and wife team of evolutionary biologist David Barash and psychiatrist Judith Lipton offer an illuminating look at this phenomenon, showing how it has evolved, why it occurs, and what we can do about it. Retaliation and revenge are well known to most people. We all know what it is like to want to get even, get justice, or take revenge. What is new in this book is an extended discussion of redirected aggression, which occurs not only in people but other species as well. The authors reveal that it's not just a matter of yelling at your spouse "because" your boss yells at you. Indeed, the phenomenon of redirected aggression--so-called to differentiate it from retaliation and revenge, the other main forms of payback--haunts our criminal courts, our streets, our battlefields, our homes, and our hearts. It lurks behind some of the nastiest and seemingly inexplicable things that otherwise decent people do, from road rage to yelling at a crying baby. And it exists across boundaries of every kind--culture, time, geography, and even species. Indeed, it's not just a human phenomenon. Passing pain to others can be seen in birds and horses, fish and primates--in virtually all vertebrates. It turns out that there is robust neurobiological hardware and software promoting redirected aggression, as well as evolutionary underpinnings. Payback may be natural, the authors conclude, but we are capable of rising above it, without sacrificing self-esteem and social status. They show how the various human responses to pain and suffering can be managed--mindfully, carefully, and humanely.

One Thief Too Many

Author : A. L. Provost
ISBN : 9781469160177
Genre : Fiction
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In 1942 Wade Grissom was the loyal forty-five-year-old assistant manager of prestigious Wake Bank and Trust Company, located in Raleigh, North Carolina. In six months his fifteen-year dream of becoming manager of the fourth largest bank in the state would be realized. Everyone knew Wade deserved the promotion. However abruptly the Board of Directors of Wake Bank decided to open a branch bank in the small tobacco town of Kinston, and to name Wade Grissom manager, thus ending his promising future at Wake Bank. This slap in the face infuriated Wade Grissom, and he vowed revenge. The only thing that stood in his way wasone thief too many.

American Revenge Narratives

Author : Kyle Wiggins
ISBN : 9783319937465
Genre : Social Science
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American Revenge Narratives critically examines the nation’s vengeful storytelling tradition. With essays on late twentieth and twenty-first century fiction, film, and television, it maps the coordinates of the revenge genre’s contemporary reinvention across American culture. By surveying American revenge narratives, this book measures how contemporary payback plots appraise the nation’s political, social, and economic inequities. The volume’s essays collectively make the case that retribution is a defining theme of post-war American culture and an artistic vehicle for critique. In another sense, this book presents a scholarly coming to terms with the nation’s love for vengeance. By investigating recent iterations of an ancient genre, contributors explore how the revenge narrative evolves and thrives within American literary and filmic imagination. Taken together, the book’s diverse chapters attempt to understand American culture’s seemingly inexhaustible production of vengeful tales.

Perfect Poison A Female Serial Killer S Deadly Medicine

Author : M. William Phelps
ISBN : 9780786035045
Genre : True Crime
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"M. William Phelps dares to tread where few others will: into the mind of a killer." —TV Rage At the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Northampton, Massachusetts, Kristen Gilbert was known as a hardworking, dedicated nurse. Yet so many emergencies and sudden deaths occurred under Kristen's watch that others jokingly called her the "Angel of Death." No one suspected the horrifying truth: that over the course of six months, Gilbert had caused the deaths of as many as forty patients. With new insight into the sociopathic mindset of nurses who kill, and the latest details on Gilbert's ongoing prison sentence, M. William Phelps exposes how one person's good intentions went so chillingly, killingly wrong. . . "Phelps is one of America's finest true-crime writers." —Vincent Bugliosi "Phelps is a true-crime veteran."—New York Post "Anything by Phelps is always an eye-opening experience." —Suspense Magazine "One of our most engaging crime journalists." —Katherine Ramsland Sixteen Pages Of Dramatic Photos 160,000 Words

Korean Studies

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105133265681
Genre : Korea
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The Legs Murder Scandal

Author : Hunter Cole
ISBN : 1604737239
Genre : True Crime
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In Laurel, Mississippi, in 1935, a daughter in a wealthy and troubled family stood accused of murdering her mother. On her testimony, authorities arrested an equally prominent and well-to-do businessman, her reputed lover and accomplice. Ouida Keeton apparently shot her mother, chopped her up, and disposed of most of the corpse down the toilet and in the fireplace, burning all but the pelvic region and the thighs. Attempting to dispose of these remains on a one-lane, isolated road, Ouida left a trail of evidence that ended in her arrest. Witnesses had seen her driving there. Within hours, a hunter and his dogs found the body parts and the cloth in which she had wrapped them. Touted as the most sensational crime in Mississippi history at the time, the Legs Murder of 1935 is almost entirely forgotten today. The controversial outcome, decided by an unsophisticated jury, has been left muddled by ambiguity. The Legs Murder Scandal presents an intricately detailed description of the separate trials of Ouida Keeton and W. M. Carter. Having researched trial transcripts, courthouse records, medical files, and vast newspaper coverage, the author reveals new facts previously distorted by hearsay, hushed reports, and misinformation. He pursues many unanswered questions such as what did Ouida Keeton really do with the rest of her mother? The Legs Murder Scandal attempts to provide the reader with clarity in this story, which at once is outlandish, harrowing, and intriguing.

Whitey S Payback

Author : T.J. English
ISBN : 9781781856727
Genre : True Crime
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James 'Whitey Bulger is the last of the old-fashioned gangsters. A polished, sophisticated psychopath, Bulger's Boston reign of fear lasted 20 years – he was second only to Osama bin Laden on the FBI's most wanted list. Captured after 16 years in hiding, he now sits in a maximum security prison awaiting trial on racketeering charges and 19 counts of murder. But Bulger will have his payback: at trial he has promised to lift the lid a toxic conspiracy of federal agents, cops, judges and politicians that helped enforce his rule. Combining first-rate reporting and the storytelling of a novelist, T.J. English has been writing about men like Bulger for over two decades. Here, in addition to coming face to face with Whitey, you'll discover hitman Joesph 'Mad Dog' Suliivan's favoured assassination method, you'll meet Eric Vassel, the Jamaican rudeboy who took on the Italian mob, you'll travel deep into the Mexican/American narcosphere as English takes his readers on a bloody but fascinating journey to the dark side of the American Dream.

Payback

Author : Don Pendleton
ISBN : 9781460339015
Genre : Fiction
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LAW OF THE JUNGLE In Mexican cartel country to rescue an undercover agent, Mack Bolan arrives to find the stronghold smoked and his man missing. It's the second failed play at the same site, where five years earlier a mission went deadly sour. This time, Bolan suspects betrayal in the highest places. And when the mission shifts from rescue to revenge, the trail extends into the corridors of Washington. Bolan uncovers a wealthy industrialist selling arms to drug dealers to finance a daring political gambit. The billionaire has a rogue, high-level CIA official in the game and ambitions to put a puppet in the White House. With genetically enhanced supersoldiers to do his dirty work, he's unstoppable. Until one of those soldiers dedicates his last fight to helping Bolan take down this enemy of the state who's convinced he's got the power to commandeer the U.S. presidency. The Executioner won't stop until he proves him wrong.

A Study In Revenge

Author : John Minx
ISBN : 0957200471
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No Expense Spared . . . After winning a lottery jackpot, Sally Clarke uses her newfound wealth to seek justice and settle a deeply heartfelt score by repaying the emotional abuse of a former boyfriend with a shocking act of revenge; creating an elaborate timeline which Mark Chambers is forced to comply with or else lose everything, and everybody, that he loves. And as the clock ticks down on his frantic attempts to break free from the deadly schedule, the scene is set for a savage game of cat and mouse . . . "This book grabbed me on the first page with tension that was unbearable at times. The writing is amazing. The story is gripping. You'll not want to put the book down until you've read every word." "Hauntingly fast paced domestic noir!" "An incredibly stunning and thought provoking book."

Double Crossed

Author : Audrey R. Brown
ISBN : 9781946540553
Genre : Fiction
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In 1990, three students meet as freshmen in college. Everything is new and different to them in their exciting surroundings, and being far from home, they all want to experience new things. Two of the group become intimately involved, but soon realize that being friends is better. Four years later, they’re all still good friends, even though there have been changes within their friendship. Following graduation, the three decide to start a company together. That’s when everything takes a turn for the worse. One of them boots another out of the company, resulting is a devious plot of revenge. The person on the outs considers it a case of Double-Crossed: Payback Is a B _ _ _ _. Sometimes the things you expect to turn out the way you want them to, don’t happen. And when people you trust turn on you, they must pay.

Dusty Rose

Author : Vicki Lea Miller
ISBN : 9781469193342
Genre : Fiction
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After years of hard work and putting everything on the back burner to make it to the top, Rose was finally where she wanted to be. There were still times in the middle of the night when she found herself wondering what happened to the man she loved, and if he ever thought of her; maybe he was happily married with kids and a dog somewhere. Little does she know that the mind of a sick killer will bring her face to face with the only man she had ever loved and have her running as the killer tries to take everything away from her, even her life. She will find that there is much more to her than being just another pretty singer. Go on a journey with Rose as she enters the dark shadows of a twisted mind and tries to get back home and stop the sadistic killer from hurting anyone else

Dissertation Abstracts International

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ISBN : UOM:39015062052876
Genre : Dissertations, Academic
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Forensic Psychiatry An Issue Of Psychiatric Clinics E Book

Author : Charles Scott
ISBN : 9781455747504
Genre : Medical
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This subject, written for psychiatrists, is of importance and relevance to psychiatrists dealing with apsects of the practice that cross with legal professionals and with school and corporate professionals. This subject of Forensic Psychiatry presents topics on: Psychopharmacologic treatment of aggression; Assessment of blackouts and claimed amnesia; Forensic assessment of bullying; Testamentary capacity and guardianship assessments; Psychological testing and the assessment of malingering; Child murder by parents; Mass murderers: who are they and how might we stop them?; Child pornography and the Internet; Do’s and don’ts of depositions; Juvenile offenders: Updates on competency and culpability; The role of the forensic psychiatrist in the immigration process; and Psychiatric Management of the Problematic Employee. The topics are presented to include coverage of Nature and Definition of the Problem, Physical Examination, Evaluation, Competency Evaluation, Clinical Assessment Strategies, Psychiatric Testing Strategies, Reaching an Opinion, with Key Points of every topic.

Payback

Author : John Inman
ISBN : 1632166275
Genre : Fiction
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Tyler faces an unbearable choice--a future of happiness with Christian or exacting his revenge. Can he have both?

Tit 4 Tat Part 2 Payback S A Bitch

Author : Alonzo L. Strange
ISBN : 0982677227
Genre : Fiction
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At eighteen years of age, Myah has really matured into the spitting image of her late mother. With the looks, the confidence, and a king pin for a boyfriend, Myah appears to be on top of the world. But the fact remains; there is still no closure to her mother's unsolved murder. Feeling that her plan for revenge will help bring justice to a case that's long been forgotten, Myah secretly tries to persuade the one person she believes is responsible, to think that she is deeply in love with him. Now that she has his trust, Myah has to act fast before he realizes just who she really is. Knowing that Henry is not one to be played with, if he learns that she isn't who she lead him to believe she is, he could turn the tables back around on her. Myah is now forced to make a decision, the question is, will that decision cost her, her life. With the challenge of keeping this secret, not only from her best friend, but her boyfriend as well. Myah is trapped between a rock and a hard place when she learns just how dangerous revenge truly can be -- Publisher description.

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