Procedural justice, compliance and the ‘upstanding citizen’: a study of community protection notices

BLACK, Alex and HEAP, Vicky (2021). Procedural justice, compliance and the ‘upstanding citizen’: a study of community protection notices. The British Journal of Criminology.

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    Abstract

    This article explores procedural justice and motivational postures theories through the lens of Community Protection Notices (CPN), civil measures used to tackle anti-social behaviour in England and Wales. Through a qualitative study of CPN recipients, this article adds to our understanding of the social identity aspect of procedural justice theory by examining the impact on self-identified ‘upstanding citizens’ issued with a CPN for behaviours that they disputed on moral grounds. In order to renegotiate this anti-social label, participants explored other social categories to create distance between themselves and the authorities and challenged their role as representatives of the ‘law-abiding majority’. Ultimately, participants felt ‘compelled’ to comply with the requirements of their CPN, which in turn damaged perceptions of legitimacy.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Criminology; 1602 Criminology; 1801 Law
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1093/bjc/azab114
    SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
    Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
    Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2021 12:06
    Last Modified: 07 Dec 2021 14:57
    URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/29433

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