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- Public support for restorative justice processes: effects of provocation, intent and harm
- Lutchman, Kiri; Sivasubramaniam, Diane; Clow, Kimberley A.
- We tested whether observers’ support for restorative justice is contingent on the perception that an offender deserves respectful treatment. In a 2 (Intent: High, Low) x 2 (Harm: High, Low) x 2 (Provocation: High, Low) between-subjects experimental vignette study, we manipulated circumstances surrounding an assault. Results showed that: the offender’s intent to assault the victim affected observers’ perceptions that the offender deserved to be treated respectfully; participants believed the offender would be treated more respectfully in restorative justice than in court; and participants rated restorative justice more favorably than court on several measures. Implications for restorative justice development are discussed.
- Publication type
- Conference poster
- Research centre
- Swinburne University of Technology
- Poster presented at the Annual Conference of the American Psychology-Law Society, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 14-17 March 2012
- Publication year
- Procedural justice; Public perception; Public support; Restorative justice
- American Psychology-Law Society
- Publisher URL
- Copyright © 2012.
- Peer reviewed