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Trust in justice

Bradford, Ben and Jackson, Jonathan and Hough, Mike (2016) Trust in justice. In: Uslaner, E., (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of Social and Political Trust. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. (In Press)

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Abstract

This article considers what it means for citizens to trust the police and criminal courts. First, a broad definition of trust is outlined. Four theories of trust formation and reproduction are then used to derive a set of propositions concerning the sources of trust in the legal system and the factors that sustain and/or undermine it. A brief review of existing criminological research that provides evidence as to the relevance of these factors is also provided. The article closes with a discussion of the relationship between the concepts of trust and legitimacy in the context of the criminal justice system.

Item Type: Book Section
Official URL: https://global.oup.com/?cc=gb
Additional Information: © 2016 Oxford University Press
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
K Law > K Law (General)
Sets: Departments > Methodology
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2016 14:48
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2016 14:56
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/67485

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