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Volume 95, Issue 4
  • ISSN: 0025-9454
  • E-ISSN: 1876-2816

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Abstract

The current research aims to investigate the relation between different dispositions and the evaluation of the criminal justice system. Using a sample of 682 members of the LISS panel, consisting of a representative cross-section of the Dutch population, we looked at the role of the emotion dispositions empathy, anger and worry/anxiety, and the orientation dispositions retributive orientation, and the belief in a just world. The evaluation of the criminal justice system consisted of questions aimed at the criminal justice system in general, and punitiveness and victim compensation specifically. Especially the orientation dispositions played a role in the evaluation of the criminal justice system. The results are discussed in the context of the legitimacy of the criminal justice system.

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