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Procedural justice, trust and institutional legitimacy

Hough, Mike, Jackson, Jonathan, Bradford, Ben, Myhill, Andy and Quinton, Paul (2010) Procedural justice, trust and institutional legitimacy. Policing, 4 (3). pp. 203-210. ISSN 1752-4512

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Identification Number: 10.1093/police/paq027


This paper summarising ‘procedural justice’ approaches to policing, contrasting these to the more politically dominant discourse about policing as crime control. It argues that public trust in policing is needed partly because this may result in public cooperation with justice, but more importantly because public trust in justice builds institutional legitimacy and thus public compliance with the law, and commitment to, the rule of law. Some recent survey findings are presented in support of this perspective.

Item Type: Article
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Additional Information: © 2010 The authors
Divisions: Methodology
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
K Law > K Law (General)
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2010 14:05
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2021 23:12

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