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Legitimacy in Policing: A Systematic Review

Mazerolle, Lorraine; Bennett, Sarah; Davis, Jacqueline; Sargeant, Elise; Manning, Matthew


Police require voluntary cooperation from the general public to be effective in controlling crime and maintaining order. Research shows that citizens are more likely to cooperate with the police and obey the law when they view the police’s authority as legitimate. One way that the police can increase their legitimacy and gain cooperation and respect from citizens is by using “procedurally just” dialogue that adopts language that treats citizens with dignity and respect, conveys trustworthy...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: Campbell Systematic Reviews
DOI: 10.4073/csr.2013.1
Access Rights: Open Access


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