The Sense of Entitlement to Violate the Law: Legal Disobedience as a Public versus a Private Reaction
Rattner, Arye, Yagil, Dana, Sherman-Segal, Camelia, Social Behavior and Personality: an international journal
This study examined citizens' sense of entitlement to violate the law as a public response to an action of state authorities or as a private response to the harmful behavior of another person. Questionnaires examining sense of entitlement to violate the law, moral reasoning, political orientation and attitudes toward the law were administered to 329 Israeli students. The results show that respondents felt more entitled to violate the law as a public action than as an act of personal retaliation. Public law violation directed toward authorities was found to be most strongly related to political orientation. Nevertheless private law violation directed toward another person is related to the …
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Publication information: Article title: The Sense of Entitlement to Violate the Law: Legal Disobedience as a Public versus a Private Reaction. Contributors: Rattner, Arye - Author, Yagil, Dana - Author, Sherman-Segal, Camelia - Author. Journal title: Social Behavior and Personality: an international journal. Volume: 31. Issue: 6 Publication date: January 1, 2003. Page number: 545. © 2009 Scientific Journal Publishers, Ltd. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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