Retributive and restorative justice

Wenzel, Michael, Okimoto, Tyler G., Feather Norman T. and Platow, Michael J. (2008) Retributive and restorative justice. Law and Human Behavior, 32 5: 375-389. doi:10.1007/s10979-007-9116-6

Author Wenzel, Michael
Okimoto, Tyler G.
Feather Norman T.
Platow, Michael J.
Title Retributive and restorative justice
Journal name Law and Human Behavior   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0147-7307
Publication date 2008-10-01
Year available 2007
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s10979-007-9116-6
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 32
Issue 5
Start page 375
End page 389
Total pages 15
Place of publication New York, United States
Publisher Springer New York LLC
Language eng
Abstract The emergence of restorative justice as an alternative model to Western, court-based criminal justice may have important implications for the psychology of justice. It is proposed that two different notions of justice affect responses to rule-breaking: restorative and retributive justice. Retributive justice essentially refers to the repair of justice through unilateral imposition of punishment, whereas restorative justice means the repair of justice through reaffirming a shared value-consensus in a bilateral process. Among the symbolic implications of transgressions, concerns about status and power are primarily related to retributive justice and concerns about shared values are primarily related to restorative justice. At the core of these processes, however, lies the parties’ construal of their identity relation, specifically whether or not respondents perceive to share an identity with the offender. The specific case of intergroup transgressions is discussed, as are implications for future research on restoring a sense of justice after rule-breaking.
Keyword Retributive justice
Restorative justice
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes Published online: 24 October 2007

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