Why People Obey the Law / Edition 1

Why People Obey the Law / Edition 1

by Tom R. Tyler, Perry Link, Ta-Tuan Ch'en
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0691126739

ISBN-13: 9780691126739

Pub. Date: 04/17/2006

Publisher: Princeton University Press

People obey the law if they believe it's legitimate, not because they fear punishment—this is the startling conclusion of Tom Tyler's classic study. Tyler suggests that lawmakers and law enforcers would do much better to make legal systems worthy of respect than to try to instill fear of punishment. He finds that people obey law primarily because they believe

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People obey the law if they believe it's legitimate, not because they fear punishment—this is the startling conclusion of Tom Tyler's classic study. Tyler suggests that lawmakers and law enforcers would do much better to make legal systems worthy of respect than to try to instill fear of punishment. He finds that people obey law primarily because they believe in respecting legitimate authority.

In his fascinating new afterword, Tyler brings his book up to date by reporting on new research into the relative importance of legal legitimacy and deterrence, and reflects on changes in his own thinking since his book was first published.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691126739
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
04/17/2006
Edition description:
With a New afterword by the author
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
541,176
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

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