The Influence of Public Corruption and Human Values on Trust in the Police: A European Cross-National Perspective

@inproceedings{Pfister2019TheIO,
  title={The Influence of Public Corruption and Human Values on Trust in the Police: A European Cross-National Perspective},
  author={Sabrina Pfister},
  year={2019}
}
  • S. Pfister
  • Published 27 December 2019
  • Political Science
Police forces are an important part of every democratic system and depend on societal legitimacy to perform their duties. Societal legitimacy stems from compliance with binding principles, like human rights and national law, and from broad acceptance from the people. Accordingly, police forces need the public’s trust to perform their duties in today’s European democracies. This paper investigates trust in police forces based on individual and contextual factors found in European countries. To… 
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