Colloquium organised by the Paul Scholten Centre of jurisprudence in the University of Amsterdam Law School
Datum en tijd:
2 juni 2020 12:00 - 13:00 uur
Universiteit van Amsterdam
Roeterseilandcampus – building A, Ruimte Research Seminar Room A3.01
Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
1018 WV Amsterdam
The Obligation to Obey the Law: Understanding Variation Beyond Perceptions of the Legal System.
This paper studies variation in people’s sense of the Obligation to Obey the Law (OOL). The OOL plays a vital role in people’s responses to the legal system and their compliance decision making. So far, most studies have linked the OOL to people’s experiences and views of the legal system. This paper seeks to expand our understanding of the OOL through analyzing how such variation relates to personal and moral differences, differences in socialization in higher education, and differences in political preferences. Through four studies with a total of 5085 participants, this paper finds that the OOL is not solely dictated by experiences with and perceptions of the legal system and is comparatively more related to personal and political differences.