Norms, Normativity, and the Legitimacy of Justice Institutions: International Perspectives

  title={Norms, Normativity, and the Legitimacy of Justice Institutions: International Perspectives},
  author={Jonathan Jackson},
  journal={Annual Review of Law and Social Science},
  • J. Jackson
  • Published 13 October 2018
  • Law
  • Annual Review of Law and Social Science
This article reviews the international evidence on the potential nature, sources, and consequences of police and legal legitimacy. In brief, I find that procedural justice is the strongest predictor of police legitimacy in most of the countries under investigation, although normative judgements about fair process may—in some contexts—be crowded out by public concerns about police effectiveness and corruption, the scale of the crime problem, and the association of the police with a historically… 

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