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Justice versus vengeance : motives underlying punitive judgements
journal contributionposted on 2017-12-06, 00:00 authored by Robert HoRobert Ho, N Crofts, Lynne ForsterleeLynne Forsterlee, Robert ForsterleeRobert Forsterlee
The present study was designed to address the question of whether justice and vengeance motives can be differentiated and clearly delineated within the judicial process. The study used a multi-stage approach in the development of the Justice-Vengeance Scale. Exploratory factor analysis (102 males, 118 females) and confirmatory factor analysis (123 males, 200 females) yielded a four-factor multi-dimensional measure that differentiates between attitudes toward justice and vengeance, as well as between different dimensions underlying these motives (vengeance-sentence, vengeance-emotion, justice-fairness, justice-legal). The implications and utility of the Justice-Vengeance scale in future research are discussed.
Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)
Number of Pages13
PublisherElsevier Science Ltd.
External Author AffiliationsFaculty of Arts, Health and Sciences;