L'influence des logiques pénales rétributives et utilitaristes sur le niveau d'acceptation de la rétention de sûreté dans les cas de crimes pédophiles

Abstract : A study was conducted to specify the respective influence of retributive (pay its debts) and utilitarian (protect the society) factors on civil commitment (placement in high security medical centers of dangerous individuals after their prison sentences). 300 french students read scenarios of a pedophile whose prison sentence had been completed. Two factors were manipulated: (a) his initial length of imprisonnement ; (b) his likelihood of recidivism. Participants had to indicate their acceptance of civil commitment for the pedophile. Information on their representations of recurrence rate and sentences for crimes pedophiles were previously collected. The experiment revealed that the utilitarian influence is predominant on the decision of civil commitement. In conclusion, researches on motivations of punishment were discussed and societal issues of this measure were raised.
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Manuel Tostain, Romain Lebreuilly. L'influence des logiques pénales rétributives et utilitaristes sur le niveau d'acceptation de la rétention de sûreté dans les cas de crimes pédophiles. Les cahiers Internationaux de Psychologie Sociale, Éd. de l'Université de Liège, 2013, 2 (98), pp.237-257. ⟨10.3917/cips.098.0237 ⟩. ⟨hal-02313679⟩

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