2Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Eve M. Brank, Department of Criminology, Law, and Society, University of Florida, P.O. Box 115950, Gainesville, FL 32611-5950. E-mail: email@example.com
All Parents Are to Blame (Except This One): Global Versus Specific Attitudes Related to Parental Responsibility Laws1
Article first published online: 11 OCT 2006
Journal of Applied Social Psychology
Volume 36, Issue 11, pages 2670–2684, November 2006
How to Cite
Brank, E. M., Hays, S. A. and Weisz, V. (2006), All Parents Are to Blame (Except This One): Global Versus Specific Attitudes Related to Parental Responsibility Laws. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 36: 2670–2684. doi: 10.1111/j.0021-9029.2006.00122.x
1The authors thank Lonn Lanza-Kaduce, Marc Pearce, Cassandra Volanges and Kevin O'Neil for their contributions to this research.
- Issue published online: 11 OCT 2006
- Article first published online: 11 OCT 2006
Increasing state legislation and media interest give the appearance of public support for parental responsibility laws; however, some national polls suggest otherwise. Based on disparate global and specific attitudes in other areas of the criminal justice literature, it was hypothesized that relatively weak global support for parental responsibility would be diminished even more if a specific juvenile was described. The current studies confirmed that participants were even less supportive of parental responsibility laws when a specific juvenile and his parents were described than they were when they answered questions about parents in general.