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Police Legitimacy: A Conceptual Review


Jonathan Jackson


London School of Economics & Political Science - Department of Methodology

Ben Bradford


University of Oxford - Centre for Criminology

September 29, 2010


Abstract:     
This paper reviews the concept of legitimacy applied to the British police. Particular attention is given to multi-dimensional definitions of legitimacy, as well as the implications of procedural justice theory in the formation of justified police action. The paper discusses some of the factors that may have shaped the trajectory of police legitimacy in the UK. It finishes with a commentary on the importance of the concept for crime-control policy.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 9

Keywords: Institutional legitimacy, police, procedural justice, crime-control policy

JEL Classification: K40

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Date posted: September 30, 2010  

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Jackson, Jonathan and Bradford, Ben, Police Legitimacy: A Conceptual Review (September 29, 2010). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1684507 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1684507

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Jonathan Jackson (Contact Author)
London School of Economics & Political Science - Department of Methodology ( email )
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Ben Bradford
University of Oxford - Centre for Criminology ( email )
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