Justice, Liability and Blame

Justice, Liability and Blame

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Do lay judgments about criminal transgressions frequently conflict with the way a case is judged within the legal code? For the first time, we have empirical research results that show they do. The authors, a law professor and a research psychologist, suggest that such discrepancies in judgment could reduce citizens' compliance with the law--for once the legal code loses its moral authority within the community, its effectiveness will be jeopardized.This book examines shared intuitive notions of justice among laypersons and compares the compares the discovered principles to those instantiated in current American criminal codes.

Title:Justice, Liability and Blame
Author:Paul H. Robinson, John M. Darley
Publisher: - 1996-12-27


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