Dr. Snipes publishes article: The Effects of Procedural Justice on Civil Disobedience

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

School of Public Affairs & Civic Engagement Associate Professor Jeff Snipes and colleagues at Arizona State University published an article titled “The Effects of Procedural Justice on Civil Disobedience: Evidence from Protestors in Three Cities” in the Jan./Feb. 2019 edition of the Journal of Crime and Justice. The researchers surveyed Occupy protestors in Oakland, Washington D.C. and New York, attempting to determine, among other factors, whether their perceptions of and experiences with procedural justice/injustice by police influenced the nature of their support for various forms of protest behaviors. Previous published studies using this data focused on the use of violent behavior against police, whereas this one examined acts of nonviolent civil disobedience. Results show that procedural justice is very important in explaining attitudes toward civil obedience, and but that models of protest behavior vary significantly across protest sites.