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

Wenzel, Michael, Okimoto, Tyler G., Feather, Norman T. and Platow, Michael J. (2010) Justice through consensus: Shared identity and the preference for a restorative notion of justice. European Journal of Social Psychology, 40 6: 909-930. doi:10.1002/ejsp.657


Author Wenzel, Michael
Okimoto, Tyler G.
Feather, Norman T.
Platow, Michael J.
Title Justice through consensus: Shared identity and the preference for a restorative notion of justice
Journal name European Journal of Social Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0046-2772
1099-0992
Publication date 2010-10
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1002/ejsp.657
Volume 40
Issue 6
Start page 909
End page 930
Total pages 22
Place of publication John Wiley & Sons
Publisher European Journal of Social Psychology
Language eng
Abstract 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), participants found a consensus-based response more justice-restoring. In Study 2, when the group (company) shared with the offender was cohesive (vs. not), participants more strongly endorsed a restorative justice philosophy and, mediated by this, responded in consensus-restoring ways. In Study 3, when the offender was an ingroup (vs. outgroup) member, participants more strongly endorsed a restorative justice philosophy, fully mediated by sadness emotions. Copyright # 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Keyword Ingroup identification
Self esteem
Punishment
Responses
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: UQ Business School Publications
 
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