When Outcomes Prompt Criticism of Procedures: An Analysis of the Rodney King Case

@inproceedings{Mullen2006WhenOP,
  title={When Outcomes Prompt Criticism of Procedures: An Analysis of the Rodney King Case},
  author={Elizabeth Mullen and Linda J. Skitka},
  year={2006}
}
A content analysis of newspaper editorials about the trial of the four officers accused of beating Rodney King investigated when people would become concerned with procedural propriety in the case. Consistent with research demonstrating that people's moral convictions are important determinants of their perceptions of fairness and reactions to outcomes, results revealed that people were more critical of the procedures used in the case after learning the “unjust” verdict than before… CONTINUE READING

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