Encouraging public cooperation and support for police

Murphy, Kristina, Hinds, Lyn and Fleming, Jenny 2008, Encouraging public cooperation and support for police, Policing and society, vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 136-155.

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Title Encouraging public cooperation and support for police
Author(s) Murphy, Kristina
Hinds, Lyn
Fleming, Jenny
Journal name Policing and society
Volume number 18
Issue number 2
Start page 136
End page 155
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication Abingdon, England
Publication date 2008-06
ISSN 1043-9463
1477-2728
Keyword(s) procedural justice
cooperation
legitimacy
policing
Summary 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.
Language eng
Field of Research 160299 Criminology not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2008, Taylor & Francis
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30022525

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of History, Heritage and Society
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