Procedural Justice, Legitimacy, and the Effective Rule of Law

  title={Procedural Justice, Legitimacy, and the Effective Rule of Law},
  author={Tom R. Tyler},
  journal={Crime and Justice},
  pages={283 - 357}
  • T. Tyler
  • Published 1 January 2003
  • Law
  • Crime and Justice
Legal authorities gain when they receive deference and cooperation from the public. Considerable evidence suggests that the key factor shaping public behavior is the fairness of the processes legal authorities use when dealing with members of the public. This reaction occurs both during personal experiences with legal authorities and when community residents are making general evaluations of the law and of legal authorities. The strength and breadth of this influence suggests the value of an… 
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