Handbook of Justice Research in Law

  • Editors
  • Joseph Sanders
  • V. Lee Hamilton

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Joseph Sanders, V. Lee Hamilton
      Pages 3-27
  3. The Dimensions of Justice

    1. Neil Vidmar
      Pages 31-63
    2. Tom R. Tyler, E. Allan Lind
      Pages 65-92
    3. Karen A. Hegtvedt, Karen S. Cook
      Pages 93-132
  4. The Relationship Among Justice Dimensions

    1. William L. F. Felstiner, Ben Pettit
      Pages 135-153
    2. Barry C. Feld
      Pages 155-204
    3. Robert M. Howard, John T. Scholz
      Pages 205-229
    4. Deborah R. Hensler
      Pages 231-268
    5. Robert L. Nelson, William P. Bridges
      Pages 269-297
  5. Law and Culture

    1. Jill McCorkel, Frederika E. Schmitt, Valerie P. Hans
      Pages 301-341
    2. Kwok Leung, Michael W. Morris
      Pages 343-378
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 379-388

About this book


Justice—a word of great simplicity and almost frightening scope. When we were invited to edit a volume on justice in law, we joked about the small topic we had been assigned. Often humor masks fear, and this was certainly one of those times. Throughout the project, we found daunting the task of covering even a fraction of the topics that usually fall under the umbrella of justice research in law. Ultimately, the organization of the book emerged from the writing of it. Our introductory chapter provides a road map to how the topics weave together, but as is so often the case it was written last, not ?rst. It was only when we had chapters in hand that we began to see how the many strands of justice research might be woven together. Chapters 2–4 on the basic forms of justice—procedural, retributive, and distributive—are the lynchpin of the volume; they provide the building blocks that permit us to think and write about each of the other substantive and applied chapters in terms of how they relate to the fundamental forms of justice. In the large central section of the volume (Chapters 5–9), the contributors address many ways in which the justice dimensions relate to one another. Most important for law is the relationship of perceptions of procedural justice and the two types of substantive justice—retributive and distributive.


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