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Justice through consensus: Shared identity and the preference for a restorative notion of justice

Wenzel, Michael; Okimoto, Tyler G.; Feather, Norman; Platow, Michael


We propose a concept of restorative justice as a sense of justice deriving from consensus about, and the reaffirmation of, values violated by an offence (in contrast to punishment-based retributive justice). Victims should be more likely to seek restorative justice (and less likely retributive justice) when they perceive to share a relevant identity with the offender. In Study 1, when the relevant identity (university affiliation) shared with the offender was made salient (vs. not),...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: European Journal of Social Psychology
DOI: 10.1002/ejsp.657


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