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When comparing the punishments of 'civilized' and 'savage' peoples, one finds, says Westermarck, that 'Wanton cruelty is not a general characteristic of their [savage] public justice' (Vol. I, p. 188). He notes that among several 'uncivilized' peoples capital punishment is unknown or almost so (Vol. I, p. 189). To support this claim, he presents ethnographic materials on a number of cultures. If anyone has violated lex talionis, it is the 'civilized' peoples: 'We find that among various semi-civilized and civilized peoples the criminal law has assumed a severity which far surpasses the rigour of the lex talionis' (Vol.