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    Compliance and legal authority

    Jackson, J. and Tyler, T.R. and Hough, Mike and Bradford, B. and Mentovich, A. (2014) Compliance and legal authority. In: Wright, J.D. (ed.) The International Encyclopaedia of the Social and Behavioural Sciences (2nd edition). Oxford, UK: Elsevier, pp. 456-462. ISBN 9780080970875.

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    This article 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.


    Item Type: Book Section
    Additional Information: This article is a revision of the previous edition article by T.R. Tyler, volume 4, pp. 2440–2445, © 2001, Elsevier Ltd.
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Compliance, Cooperation, Crime, Deterrence, Legal authority, Legitimacy, Procedural justice
    School: School of Law > Criminology
    Research Centres and Institutes: Crime & Justice Policy Research, Institute for
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2016 12:57
    Last Modified: 10 Feb 2022 15:13


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