Understanding Cooperation With Police in a Diverse Society

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Title Understanding Cooperation With Police in a Diverse Society
Author Murphy, Kristina; Cherney, Adrian
Journal Name British Journal of Criminology
Year Published 2012
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Oxford University Press
Abstract Past research has shown that procedural justice enhances an authority's legitimacy and encourages people to cooperate with them. However, this past research has examined legitimacy by focusing solely on the perceived legitimacy of authorities and has ignored how people may perceive the legitimacy of the laws and rules authorities enforce. This distinction has relevance to the policing of ethnic minority groups who may come from different cultures or countries where distrust in the law and legal institutions is prevalent. Using survey data collected from a random sample of 1,203 Australians, this paper explores how procedural justice and both institutional and legal legitimacy impact on people's willingness to cooperate with police. The findings will be explained using Braithwaite's (2003; 2010) social distancing framework.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/bjc/azr065
Volume 52
Issue Number 1
Page from 181
Page to 201
ISSN 1464-3529
Date Accessioned 2011-10-26
Language en_US
Research Centre Key Centre for Ethics, Law, Justice and Governance
Faculty Arts, Education and Law
Subject Criminological Theories
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/41940
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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