Procedural Justice and Legal Compliance

@article{Nagin2017ProceduralJA,
  title={Procedural Justice and Legal Compliance},
  author={Daniel S. Nagin and Cody W. Telep},
  journal={The Cambridge Handbook of Compliance},
  year={2017}
}
This article reviews the evidence on whether procedurally just treatment of citizens by agents of the criminal justice system, usually the police, has the effect of increasing the citizen's compliance with the law. In brief, we find that perception-based studies consistently show that citizen perceptions of procedurally just treatment are closely tied to perceptions of police legitimacy, and that with only a few exceptions perceptions of legitimacy are strongly associated with legal compliance… 

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