1-1-2009 Legitimacy and Criminal Justice : The Benefits of Self-Regulation

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  title={1-1-2009 Legitimacy and Criminal Justice : The Benefits of Self-Regulation},
  author={Tom R. Tyler},
  year={2009}
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In this lecture I argue for the value of a self-regulatory approach to law and criminal justice. I do so by first describing and critiquing the dominant approach to regulation in use today: deterrence. I suggest that in practice this model is costly and minimally effective in securing compliance with the law and motivating the acceptance of decisions made by police officers and judges. I then outline a different, selfregulatory model which focuses on engaging people’s values as a basis for… CONTINUE READING

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