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Compliance and legal authority

Jackson, Jonathan ORCID: 0000-0003-2426-2219, Tyler, Tom R., Hough, Mike, Bradford, Ben and Mentovich, Avital (2015) Compliance and legal authority. In: Smelser, N. J., Wright, James and Baltes, P. B., (eds.) International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences. Elsevier, London, UK.

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This entry addresses the question of how public compliance with the law is cultivated andsustained. Exploring the nature and impact of legal authority, we first consider the empiricalevidence for instrumental and normative modes of compliance and social regulation. Afterdescribing procedural justice and legitimacy as the most effective way of securing normativecompliance with the law, and arguing that such compliance is ethically and practicallypreferable to that secured by instrumental models of crime control, we then move on tooutline some of the current issues and challenges facing procedural justice research

Item Type: Book Section
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Additional Information: © 2013 Elsevier
Divisions: Methodology
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
K Law > K Law (General)
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2013 10:48
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2021 00:36

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