The Role of Procedural Justice and Legitimacy in Shaping Public Support for Policing

  title={The Role of Procedural Justice and Legitimacy in Shaping Public Support for Policing},
  author={J. Sunshine and T. Tyler},
  journal={Law & Society Review},
  • J. Sunshine, T. Tyler
  • Published 2003
  • Sociology
  • Law & Society Review
  • This study explores two issues about police legitimacy. The first issue is the relative importance of police legitimacy in shaping public support of the police and policing activities, compared to the importance of instrumental judgments about (1) the risk that people will be caught and sanctioned for wrongdoing, (2) the performance of the police in fighting crime, and/or (3) the fairness of the distribution of police services. Three aspects of public support for the police are examined: public… CONTINUE READING

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