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Public Trust in Criminal Justice: A Review of the Research Literature in the United States


Ben Bradford


University of Oxford - Centre for Criminology

Jonathan Jackson


London School of Economics & Political Science - Department of Methodology

January 1, 2009

Bradford, B. and Jackson, J. (2009). ‘Public Trust in Criminal Justice: A Review of the Research Literature in the United States’, in Jokinen, A., Ruuskanen, E., Yordanova, M., Markov, D. and Ilcheva, M. (eds.), Review of Need: Indicators of Public Confidence in Criminal Justice for Policy Assessmen

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This paper reviews the US research literature on trust in criminal justice. In the first section, the concept of trust and confidence is discussed. In the second section, the trajectory and distribution of trust in justice in the US is outlined. In the final section, different explanatory models of trust in justice are examined.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 18

Keywords: trust, police, legitimacy, confidence, justice

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Date posted: March 29, 2009 ; Last revised: March 11, 2013

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Bradford, Ben and Jackson, Jonathan, Public Trust in Criminal Justice: A Review of the Research Literature in the United States (January 1, 2009). Bradford, B. and Jackson, J. (2009). ‘Public Trust in Criminal Justice: A Review of the Research Literature in the United States’, in Jokinen, A., Ruuskanen, E., Yordanova, M., Markov, D. and Ilcheva, M. (eds.), Review of Need: Indicators of Public Confidence in Criminal Justice for Policy Assessmen. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1369704 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1369704

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