Problem

Retaliation

Other Names:
Reprisals
Nature:

Revenge is a form of justice enacted in the absence or defiance of the norms of formal law and jurisprudence. Often, revenge is defined as being a harmful action against a person or group in response to a grievance, be it real or perceived (as opposed to turning the other cheek). It is used to punish a wrong by going outside the law. Francis Bacon described revenge as a kind of "wild justice" that "does... offend the law [and] putteth the law out of office." Primitive justice or retributive justice is often differentiated from more formal and refined forms of justice such as distributive justice and divine judgment.

Broader Problems:
Human violence
Related Problems:
Harassment
Strategies:
Retaliating
Values:
Retaliation
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
25.06.2018 – 05:13 CEST