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Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Jackson et al. on Compliance and Legal Authority

Jonathan Jackson Tom Tyler Mike Hough Ben Bradford and Avital Mentovich (London School of Economics & Political Science: Department of Methodology , Yale University - Law School , King's College London - Institute for Criminal Policy Research , University of Oxford - Centre for Criminology and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Department of Psychology) have posted Compliance and Legal Authority (International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, Second Edition (2014 Forthcoming)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:

This entry addresses the question of how public compliance with the criminal law is cultivated and sustained. We first consider the empirical evidence for instrumental and normative modes of compliance and social regulation. After arguing that normative compliance with the criminal law is ethically and practically preferable to that secured by instrumental models of crime control, we outline some future directions of research into procedural justice and legitimacy.

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