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Davis, Julia 2007 , 'Sentencing, and the psychology of justice' , Alternative Law Journal, vol. 32, no. 3 , pp. 144-148 .

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Melvin Lerner is a pioneering social psychologist who
has devoted his academic life to studying our passionate
attachment to the idea of justice . He coined the phrase
'Just World Delusion' to refer to our need to believe
that the world is a just place, where people not only
'get what they deserve' but where, depending on '
their behaviour and their personal attributes, they also
appear to deserve the fate that life has given them.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Davis, Julia
Journal or Publication Title: Alternative Law Journal
Publisher: Legal Service Bulletin Cooperative
ISSN: 1037-969X
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