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Substantive Justice How the Substantive Law Shapes Perceived Fairness

Abstract Psychology of justice research has demonstrated that individuals are concerned with both the process and the outcomes of a decision-making event. While the literature has demonstrated the importance of formal and informal aspects of procedural justice and the relevancy of moral values, the present study focuses on introducing a new form of justice: Substantive justice. Substantive justice focuses on how the legal system uses laws to constrain and direct human behavior, specifically focusing on the function and the structure of a law. The psychology of justice literature is missing the vital distinction between laws whose function is to create social opportunities versus threats and between laws structured concretely versus abstractly. In th... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Lovis-Mcmahon, David (Author) / Schweitzer, Nicholas J. (Advisor) / Saks, Michael (Advisor) / Kwan, Sau (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Social Psychology / Law / Psychology
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 44 pages
Language English
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Note M.A. Psychology 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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