Rewards in the Legal System: Tenure, Airbags, and Safety Bingo


  • M. L. Friedland



Rewards are now used extensively in universities, industry, prisons and many other settings. The author argues that their use should be extended and that sanctions should not be so heavily relied upon. There is, for example, great scope for further exploration and experimentation with rewards in the area of traffic safety. Modest rewards combined with peer pressure may produce desired objectives in certain cases.