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The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund of 2001 (the Fund) established after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 poses a challenge to authorities due to the highly unusual circumstances for which the Fund was created. The goal of this Article is to argue that this challenge neither should nor can be met by directly applying conventional legal standards developed for tort cases, but rather that these legal approaches need to be supplemented by taking into account what is known abou the psychology of harm and justice.

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A Psychological Perspective on Compensation for Harm: Examining the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (with H. Thorisdottir) 53 DePaul Law Review 355-391 (2003)

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