Compliance and Legal Authority

International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, Second Edition (2014 Forthcoming)

11 Pages Posted: 6 Mar 2014 Last revised: 18 Aug 2014

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Jonathan Jackson

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

Tom Tyler

Yale University - Law School

Mike Hough

King's College London - Institute for Criminal Policy Research

Ben Bradford

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

Avital Mentovich

University of Haifa; University of Haifa, School of Criminology

Date Written: March 28, 2014

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.

Keywords: procedural justice, crime, compliance, legal authority, legitimacy, cooperation, deterrence

JEL Classification: K40

Suggested Citation

Jackson, Jonathan and Tyler, Tom and Hough, Mike and Bradford, Ben and Mentovich, Avital and Mentovich, Avital, Compliance and Legal Authority (March 28, 2014). International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, Second Edition (2014 Forthcoming), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2403795

Jonathan Jackson (Contact Author)

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

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Tom Tyler

Yale University - Law School ( email )

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Mike Hough

King's College London - Institute for Criminal Policy Research ( email )

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Ben Bradford

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

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United Kingdom

Avital Mentovich

University of Haifa ( email )

Mount Carmel
Haifa, 31905
Israel

University of Haifa, School of Criminology ( email )

Mount Carmel
Haifa, 31905
Israel

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