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Public Satisfaction With Police: Using Procedural Justice to Improve Police Legitimacy

Hinds, Lynette Robyn; Murphy, Kristina (Tina)


Policing research and theory emphasises the importance of supportive relationships between police and the communities they serve in increasing police effectiveness in reducing crime and disorder. A key reason people support police is that they view police as legitimate. The existing research literature, primarily from the United States, indicates that the most important factor in public assessments of police legitimacy is procedural justice. The present study is the first in an Australian...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology
DOI: 10.1375/acri.40.1.27


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