The effects of procedural justice on civil disobedience: evidence from protesters in three cities

Jeffrey B. Snipes, Edward Maguire, David H. Tyler

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

A large body of research reveals that procedural justice influences compliance with the law and legal authorities in a variety of settings. Recent research in protest settings has found that procedural justice influences protesters’ attitudes toward the use of violence against police as well as their self-reported violent behaviors toward police. Protesters who perceive the police as unjust are more willing to use or support the use of violence against the police. What is not yet known is the extent to which procedural justice might influence non-violent forms of illegal behavior among protesters. Based on data from surveys of protesters in three U.S. cities (Oakland, CA, New York, NY, and Washington, D.C.), we examine the linkages between procedural justice and civil disobedience.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)32-44
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Crime and Justice
Volume42
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

civil disobedience
police
justice
evidence
violence
protest
Law

Keywords

  • civil disobedience
  • police protests
  • Procedural justice

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Law

Cite this

The effects of procedural justice on civil disobedience : evidence from protesters in three cities. / Snipes, Jeffrey B.; Maguire, Edward; Tyler, David H.

In: Journal of Crime and Justice, Vol. 42, No. 1, 01.01.2019, p. 32-44.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{a0702bee930d4e7893ff6478865c4661,
title = "The effects of procedural justice on civil disobedience: evidence from protesters in three cities",
abstract = "A large body of research reveals that procedural justice influences compliance with the law and legal authorities in a variety of settings. Recent research in protest settings has found that procedural justice influences protesters’ attitudes toward the use of violence against police as well as their self-reported violent behaviors toward police. Protesters who perceive the police as unjust are more willing to use or support the use of violence against the police. What is not yet known is the extent to which procedural justice might influence non-violent forms of illegal behavior among protesters. Based on data from surveys of protesters in three U.S. cities (Oakland, CA, New York, NY, and Washington, D.C.), we examine the linkages between procedural justice and civil disobedience.",
keywords = "civil disobedience, police protests, Procedural justice",
author = "Snipes, {Jeffrey B.} and Edward Maguire and Tyler, {David H.}",
year = "2019",
month = "1",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1080/0735648X.2018.1559128",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "42",
pages = "32--44",
journal = "Journal of Crime and Justice",
issn = "0735-648X",
publisher = "Taylor and Francis Ltd.",
number = "1",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - The effects of procedural justice on civil disobedience

T2 - evidence from protesters in three cities

AU - Snipes, Jeffrey B.

AU - Maguire, Edward

AU - Tyler, David H.

PY - 2019/1/1

Y1 - 2019/1/1

N2 - A large body of research reveals that procedural justice influences compliance with the law and legal authorities in a variety of settings. Recent research in protest settings has found that procedural justice influences protesters’ attitudes toward the use of violence against police as well as their self-reported violent behaviors toward police. Protesters who perceive the police as unjust are more willing to use or support the use of violence against the police. What is not yet known is the extent to which procedural justice might influence non-violent forms of illegal behavior among protesters. Based on data from surveys of protesters in three U.S. cities (Oakland, CA, New York, NY, and Washington, D.C.), we examine the linkages between procedural justice and civil disobedience.

AB - A large body of research reveals that procedural justice influences compliance with the law and legal authorities in a variety of settings. Recent research in protest settings has found that procedural justice influences protesters’ attitudes toward the use of violence against police as well as their self-reported violent behaviors toward police. Protesters who perceive the police as unjust are more willing to use or support the use of violence against the police. What is not yet known is the extent to which procedural justice might influence non-violent forms of illegal behavior among protesters. Based on data from surveys of protesters in three U.S. cities (Oakland, CA, New York, NY, and Washington, D.C.), we examine the linkages between procedural justice and civil disobedience.

KW - civil disobedience

KW - police protests

KW - Procedural justice

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85059680121&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=85059680121&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1080/0735648X.2018.1559128

DO - 10.1080/0735648X.2018.1559128

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:85059680121

VL - 42

SP - 32

EP - 44

JO - Journal of Crime and Justice

JF - Journal of Crime and Justice

SN - 0735-648X

IS - 1

ER -