Psychology of Procedural Justice and Cooperation

ENCYCLOPEDIA OF CRIMINOLOGY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE, edited by G. Bruinsma and D. Weisburd, Springer-Verlag, Forthcoming

16 Pages Posted: 9 Aug 2011 Last revised: 19 Feb 2013

See all articles by Tom Tyler

Tom Tyler

Yale University - Law School

Jonathan Jackson

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Methodology

Ben Bradford

University College London - Jill Dando Institute of Security and Crime Science

Date Written: February 14, 2013

Abstract

Recent discussion of the relationship between legal authorities and the people within their communities emphasize the benefits to legal authorities of gaining voluntary deference and willing cooperation from the people with whom they deal. A key element in gaining such cooperation is being viewed as legitimate. And legitimacy is based upon the fairness of the manner in which legal authorities exercise their authority: i.e. procedural justice. If legal authorities exercise their authority fairly they build legitimacy and increase both willing deference to rules and the decisions of the police and the courts and the motivation to help with the task of maintaining social order in the community.

Keywords: cooperation, procedural justice, trust in the police, police legitimacy, normative commitment, social capital

JEL Classification: K40

Suggested Citation

Tyler, Tom and Jackson, Jonathan and Bradford, Ben, Psychology of Procedural Justice and Cooperation (February 14, 2013). ENCYCLOPEDIA OF CRIMINOLOGY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE, edited by G. Bruinsma and D. Weisburd, Springer-Verlag, Forthcoming, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1907137

Tom Tyler (Contact Author)

Yale University - Law School ( email )

P.O. Box 208215
New Haven, CT 06520-8215
United States

Jonathan Jackson

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Methodology ( email )

Houghton Street
London, WC2A 2AE
United Kingdom
+0044-207-955-7652 (Phone)

Ben Bradford

University College London - Jill Dando Institute of Security and Crime Science ( email )

35 Tavistock Square
London, WC1H 9EZ
United Kingdom

Do you have a job opening that you would like to promote on SSRN?

Paper statistics

Downloads
455
Abstract Views
2,970
rank
89,894
PlumX Metrics