Source: (2009) Dissertation. Doctor of Philosophy. Princeton University.

The present research investigated the situational and chronic factors that influence people’s preferences for restoration and retribution in response to wrongdoing. In Chapter I, I examined how offense severity affects people’s desire to accomplish restoration (i.e., repairing the harm caused by wrongdoing) alongside retribution (i.e., addressing the wrong itself). The results demonstrated that as offense severity increases, people prefer procedures that include both restorative and retributive elements, rather than purely restorative or purely retributive procedures. These findings suggest that people are interested in satisfying multiple justice goals. (author's abstract)