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Peculiarities of prisoners` representations of a just world 247

Nesterova M.M., Daugavpils University, Daugavpils, Latvia
Abstract
The aim of the research was to study prisoners` (N=100) social representations of a just world by developing three factor model of social representations of justice that includes moral, legal and interpersonal justice. The results of the research revealed that among prisoner`s social representations of a just world dominate the factors of interpersonal and moral justice; in turn, legal justice as the indicator of a just world depends on the type of offence and subjective sense of guilt; those respondents, who do not plead themselves guilty, feel the shortage of justice in legal direction, wherewith, the necessity for restoration of legal justice in the perception of a just world arises.

Keywords: prisoners, justice, social representations, just world.

Column: Law

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