Changing View of Justice: An Examination of Children's Literature Over Time

Lisa Trubitt, University at Albany

This paper examines how justice has been portrayed in children's lkiterature and how that definition has changed over time. This is part of a larger research project exploring the role of literature in shaping children's perceptions of morality and justice; the different ways justice is portrayed among genres; and how literature helps children make distinctions between the importance of law-abiding behavior and those situations where the law must be broken in order to achieve a greater good.

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