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Routledge frontiers of criminal justice.
"Police-citizen relations are in the public spotlight following outbursts of anger and violence. Such clashes often happen as a response to fatal police shootings, racial or ethnic discrimination, or the mishandling of mass protests. But even in such cases, citizens' assessment of the police differs considerably across social groups. This raises the question of the sources and impediments of citizens' trust and support for police. Why are police-citizen relations much better in some countries than in others? Are police-minority relations doomed to be strained? And which police practices and policing policies generate trust and legitimacy? Research on police legitimacy has been centred on US experiences, and relied on procedural justice as the main theoretical approach. This book questions whether this approach is suitable and sufficient to understand public attitudes towards the police across different countries and regions of the world. This volume shows that the impact of macro-level conditions, of societal cleavages, and of state and political institutions on police-citizen relations has too often been neglected in contemporary research. Building on empirical studies from around the world as well as cross-national comparisons, this volume considerably expands current perspectives on the sources of police legitimacy and citizens' trust in the police. Combining the analysis of micro-level interactions with a perspective on the contextual framework and varying national conditions, the contributions to this book illustrate the strength of a broadened perspective and lead us to ask how specific national frameworks shape the experiences of policing."--Provided by publisher.
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Part Part I Introduction chapter 1 Towards a broadifer view of police-citizen relations How societal cleavages and political contexts shape trust and distrust, legitimacy and illegitimacy / Sebastian Roché part PART II Police-citizen relations. Multilevel and comparative approaches: neighbourhoods and states chapter 2 Recent trends in police-citizen relations and police reform in the United States / Ronald Weitzer chapter 3 Ethnicity, group position and police legitimacy Early findings from the European Social Survey / Ben Bradford chapter 4 Ethnic disparities in police- initiated contacts of adolescents and attitudes towards the police in France and Germany A tale of four cities / Dietrich Oberwittler chapter 5 Police legitimacy and public cooperation Is Japan an outlier in the procedural justice model? / Mai Sato chapter 6 Why do Nigerians cooperate with the police? Legitimacy, procedural justice, and other contextual factors in Nigeria / Oluwagbenga Michael Akinlabi part PART III Societal cleavages and legitimacy: minorities and religions chapter 7 Policing marginalized groups in a diverse society Using procedural justice to promote group belongingness and trust in police / Kristina Murphy chapter 8 Adolescents' divergent ethnic and religious identities and trust in the police. Combining micro- and macro- level determinants in a comparative analysis of France and Combining micro- and macro-l evel determinants in a comparative analysis of France and Germany / Germany SEBASTIAN ROCHÉ , ANINA SCHWARZENBACH , chapter 9 The impact of the Ferguson, MO police shooting on Black and Nonblack residents' perceptions of police. Procedural justice, trust, and legitimacy / TAMMY RINEHART KOCHEL chapter 10 Why may police disobey the law? How divisions in society are a source of the moral right to do bad: the case of Turkey SEBASTIAN ROCHÉ , MINE ÖzasçIlaR , aND ÖmeR BILEN / How divisions in society are a source of the moral right to do bad: the case of Turkey Sebastian Roché, Mine Özasçilar, and Ömer Bilen part Part IV Procedural justice as cause and consequence chapter 11 Stop- and-frisk and trust in police in Chicago / Wesley G. Skogan chapter 12 Good cops, bad cops Why do police officers treat citizens (dis)respectfully? Findings from Belgium / Maarten Van Craen chapter 13 Trust in the Finnish police and crime reporting - findings in the context of the Nordic countries / Juha Kääriäinen.
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