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Applying the revenge system to the criminal justice system and jury decision-making

  McCullough et al. propose an evolved cognitive revenge system which imposes retaliatory costs on aggressors. They distinguish between this and other forms of punishment (e.g., administered by judges) which are not underpinned by a specifically-designed evolutionary mechanism. Here we outline mechanisms and circumstances through which the revenge system might nonetheless infiltrate decision-making within the criminal justice system.

  • Type:

    Article

  • Date:

    05 December 2012

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Publisher

    Cambridge University Press

  • DOI:

    10.1017/s0140525x12000581

  • Cross Ref:

    S0140525X12000581

  • ISSN:

    0140-525X

  • Library of Congress:

    BF Psychology

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    150 Psychology

Citation

Roberts, S. C., & Murray, J. (2013). Applying the revenge system to the criminal justice system and jury decision-making. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 36(01), (34-35). doi:10.1017/s0140525x12000581. ISSN 0140-525X

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Keywords

Revenge; punishment; criminal justice system; jury decision making;

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