Retributivism

Some articles on retributivism:

Theories of Retributive Justice - Retributivism
... Retributivism emphasizes retribution – payback – rather than maximization of welfare ... However, it is sometimes argued that retributivism is merely revenge in disguise ...
Sociology Of Punishment - Retributivism - Critique of Retributivism
... Retributivism as a justification for punishment can be seen to fall under the category of a Theory of the Right rather than a Theory of the Good ...