Personal Justice Law and Legal Definition

Personal justice means justice that happens between parties to a dispute, regardless of their moral values. Personal justice is not affected by any larger principles that might be involved; instead it conforms to a person's own ethics. Personal justice occurs when a person has an emotional response to their actions as a result of a person's upbringing and their learned ethics. For example, most children are taught that stealing is wrong because the society they grew up in feels that stealing is wrong. Hence, the personal justice for a person is that thieves should be penalized. It is also called as justice in personam, or a conscious.