Apology and Liability

The Power of apology: mercy, forgiveness or corrective justice in the civil liability arena?

Apology protecting legislation raises interesting questions about why apologies are important. Defining apologies is crucial to determining their function. The paper argues that we can only understand why an apology should be protected if we have a real understanding of both the psychological and sociological effects of apologies.

citation:

Vines, P 'The Power of apology: mercy, forgiveness or corrective justice in the civil liability arena?', M N Bhavani (ed) Corrective Justice to Restorative Justice: paradigm shift, (Amicus Books, Icfai University Press, Hyderabad, 2008)

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