Procedural Fairness and Compliance with the Law

  title={Procedural Fairness and Compliance with the Law},
  author={Tom R. Tyler},
My goal is to discuss the findings of recent research exploring why people obey the law. I am a psychologist and will focus directly on microlevel issues concerning the psychology of the person. In particular, I will explore research examining naturally occurring attitudes, values, and behaviors. I will do so by considering studies based upon interviews with citizens. I want to make four basic points. The first is that it is difficult to enforce the law using only the threat of punishment… CONTINUE READING