Seeking Justice in the Aftermath of Collective Violence: Predictors of Bangladeshi Youth's Interest in Justice and Preferences for Retributive and Restorative Justice

Yeshim Iqbal, Rezarta Bilali

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This study examined interest in justice and preferences for retributive and restorative justice among educated Bangladeshi youth (N = 652) in the unique context of the 1971 war and collective violence through which Bangladesh gained its independence. Specifically, we assessed the impact of two family level factors (the extent of family victimization and discussion about the war), and the role of identity centrality and in-group superiority in predicting youth's interest in seeking justice and preferences for retributive and restorative justice. Results showed that identity centrality, but not in-group superiority, predicted interest in justice and preference for restorative justice. The level of family victimization and discussions at home predicted higher interest in justice processes and higher preference for retributive justice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalPeace and Conflict
StateAccepted/In press - Jul 12 2018



  • Family victimization
  • Identity centrality
  • In-group superiority
  • Restorative justice
  • Retributive justice

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Political Science and International Relations

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