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Olga Gulevich1
  • 1 National Research University Higher School of Economics, 20 Myasnitskaya Str., Moscow, 101000, Russian Federation

Legal Beheviour and Social Attitudes

2004. Vol. 1. No. 3. P. 129–136 [issue contents]
The author considers the question of the jury as an institution of legal socialization. She has conducted a survey of attitudes towards crime and punishment. In this study she analyses (1) how these attitudes affect the person's willingness to join a jury, and (2) how they change as a result of reaching a verdict. The results of the survey show that those who believe in non-violent prevention of crime and rehabilitation of offenders, by contrast to those who believe in efficiency of intimidation, are more willing serve on a jury. Experience of serving on a jury leads to an increasing appreciation of the efficiency of non-violent prevention of crime in contrast to intimidation and rehabilitation of offenders. Yet, after having worked ona jury, a person has a slightly less favourable image of "a typical offender" and tends to disbelieve that the main objective of punishment is restoring justice.
Citation: Gulevich O. (2004) Povedenie v pravovoy sfere i sotsial'nye ustanovki [Legal Beheviour and Social Attitudes]. Psychology. Journal of Higher School of Economics, vol. 1, no 3, pp. 129-136 (in Russian)
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