pt. 1. The background. Popular justice -- Violence and the law -- Cruelty -- The morality of political violence -- pt. 2. Violence in practice. The nature and techniques of violence -- The gangs -- pt. 3. The repression of violence. Control of violence by the executive -- Legislation against violence -- Legal remedies for private violence -- The annulment of laws passed by violence -- States of emergency -- pt. 4. The violence of the republic.