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What makes Britons trust police to enforce the lockdown fairly?

Posch, Krisztian, Yesberg, Julia, Jackson, Jonathan ORCID: 0000-0003-2426-2219, Bradford, Ben and Kyprianides, Arabella (2020) What makes Britons trust police to enforce the lockdown fairly? LSE COVID-19 Blog (01 May 2020). Blog Entry.

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What do people think about pandemic policing? Should the police get extra powers to enforce the lockdown? A survey by Krisztián Pósch (LSE), Julia Yesberg (UCL), Jonathan Jackson (LSE), Ben Bradford (UCL), Arabella Kyprianides (UCL) and Zoe Hobson (UCL) found some measures (such as checkpoints and issuing fines) are much more popular than others (like mobile phone and facial recognition tracking). Importantly, people’s perception of the legitimacy of the police is crucial in establishing public consent for enhanced police powers. In turn, legitimacy is rooted in people’s experience of everyday policing.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2020 The Authors
Divisions: Methodology
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Date Deposited: 05 May 2020 12:15
Last Modified: 12 Nov 2021 00:00

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