Encouraging public cooperation and support for police

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Title Encouraging public cooperation and support for police
Author Murphy, Kristina; Hinds, Lyn; Fleming, Jenny
Journal Name Policing and Society
Year Published 2008
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Abstract This paper explores how to increase public cooperation and support for police. To date, only a few studies have attempted to explore the role that procedural justice plays in shaping the public's willingness to assist police in crime control. The present study explores this much neglected field of research using both crosssectional survey data and panel data. The study finds that views about police legitimacy do influence public cooperation with the police, and that those who view the police as more legitimate are more likely to assist police to control crime. The key antecedent of legitimacy is procedural justice; those who are more likely to believe police use procedural justice in their dealings with the public are more likely to perceive police as legitimate.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10439460802008660
Volume 18
Issue Number 2
Page from 136
Page to 155
ISSN 1043-9463
Date Accessioned 2011-03-30
Language en_AU
Research Centre Key Centre for Ethics, Law, Justice and Governance
Faculty Arts, Education and Law
Subject Criminology; Police Administration, Procedures and Practice
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/40314
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1x

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