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What is the difference between justice and vengeance?


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March 30, 2014 1:18PM

Justice, in this context is conclusion of a wrong within the system that addresses such issues. For example, a victim may find justice when his mugger is convicted. Vengeance is a wrong that is addressed outside the system that governs it. For example, if the mugging victim attacked the mugger, after the fact, as some form a payback.