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Restoration and retribution: People’s negotiation of multiple response to wrongdoing.

Gromet, Dena M.
June 4, 2015

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)


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