Advancing a Social Identity Model of System Attitudes

  title={Advancing a Social Identity Model of System Attitudes},
  author={Kwan-Lamar Blount-Hill},
  journal={International Annals of Criminology},
  pages={114 - 137}
Abstract The connection between social identity and attitudes toward the criminal justice system (CJS) is an area of interest among criminologists and legitimacy scholars. Previous work has proposed a social identity theory of legitimation, positing that individuals categorize CJS officials as either in-group (i.e. legitimate authority) or out-group (i.e. illegitimate enforcer). Subsequently, how individuals perceive their CJS – including the sincerity of its commitment to the rule of law – is… Expand
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