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Empathy for the Devil: Nature and Nurture in Restorative Justice

Sherman, Lawrence; Strang, Heather

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THE PRIMARY TASK of justice is to manage emotions (Sherman 2003). The primary emotion for justice to manage is the desire for revenge. Whether justice can manage, or even �cure� that desire depends on whether we see vengefulness as a product of nature, nurture, or both. The view that vengefulness is an emotional response �hard-wired� into all human beings suggests the hypothesis that justice can only reflect that emotion, rather than trying to cure it. The view that vengefulness, like all...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Book chapter
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/24540
Book Title: Emotions, Crime and Justice
DOI: 10.5040/9781472565471.ch-007



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