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Justice for Who? Young Children’s Preferences for Justice Outcomes After a Minor Transgression

Jennifer Lavoie.
Chancellor Fellow in Global Challenges, Moray House School of Education and Sport

Understanding children’s perceptions of justice is important because this may affect how they perceive and experience justice systems themselves, for example when acts of violence are committed against them through maltreatment. Yet, despite the importance of the concept, there exists limited knowledge of how the concept of justice develops during childhood, specifically how children judge whether justice has been served following a transgression. The aim of the proposed research is to examine how young children believe justice should be served in the face of a transgression committed against another.

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