Frontier justice is extrajudicial punishment that is motivated by the nonexistence of law and order or dissatisfaction with justice. The phrase can also be used to describe a prejudiced judge. Lynching and gunfighting are considered forms of frontier justice.
- March 20 to April 15, 1882: Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday tracked and killed 4 cowboys said to be responsible for Morgan Earp's death, which would later become known as the Earp Vendetta Ride.
- Late 1800s: A group of self-appointed lawmen called "stranglers" lynched around sixty horse and cattle rustlers along southwest North Dakota's Little Missouri River.
- April 1991: José Vicente Anunciação murdered a co-worker during a drunken knife-fight in Salvador, Bahia. Witnesses to the crime were not able to provide evidence in court. Anunciação was set free and then dragged from his bed at night by a mob of forty people who beat him to death with bricks and clubs. Previously, a mob of fifteen-hundred people stormed and set fire to the Paraná prison where Valdecir Ferreira and Altair Gomes were being held for the murder of a taxi-cab driver.
- Citizen's arrest
- Jungle law
- List of feuds in the United States
- Noble cause corruption
- Range war
- Rough music
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- Mullins, Jesse (May 1994). "To Stand Your Ground". American Cowboy.
- "Wyatt Earp's Vendetta Posse". History.net. Retrieved April 26, 2014.
- Kingseed, Wyatt (2002). "Teddy Roosevelt's Frontier Justice". American History. 36: 22–28.
- "Brazil's frontier justice". The Economist. April 27, 1991.
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