Criminal Justice/Corrections

The first people to allow their citizens to prosecute an offender in the name of an injured party were the:

A. Babylonians
B. Sumerians
C. Romans
D. Greeks

By book mentions that both Babylonians and Sumerians followed "an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth" doctrine.

I am confused on this one.

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asked by Pat
  1. I think it was in Hammurabi's Code of Laws, thus it was the Babylonians.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hammurabi

  2. My answer was Babylonians on the quiz. I got it wrong. I will not know the right answer is. They will probably post that tomorrow.

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  3. I'm sorry -- but this answer also mystifies me. Please check your book to see if you missed something.

  4. sumerians

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  5. I answered Sumerians and it said it was wrong and the answer is Greeks

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