Fairness evaluations of encounters with police officers and correctional officers

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Journal Article

The fairness of treatment can be inferred from 2 aspects of the relationship between authority and other party: the person-related aspect and the role-related aspect. One hundred seventy-five American detainees were interviewed about their encounters with police officers and correctional officers. The role-related aspect affected procedural fairness judgments most when first-time incarcerated detainees evaluated the encounter with police officers. The person-related aspect affected procedural fairness judgments most when first-time detainees and repeatedly incarcerated detainees evaluated encounters with correctional officers. Consequences for the group value model of procedural fairness as well as for the legal practice are discussed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Vermunt, R; Blaauw, E; Lind, EA

Published Date

  • June 16, 1998

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 28 / 12

Start / End Page

  • 1107 - 1124

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0021-9029

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1559-1816.1998.tb01670.x

Citation Source

  • Scopus