Policing, Procedural Justice and Prevention

Forthcoming in Sidebottom, A. and Tilley, N. (eds.) Routledge Handbook of Crime Prevention and Community Safety (second edition). Oxon: Routledge.

20 Pages Posted: 2 Jun 2016

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Mike Hough

King's College London - Institute for Criminal Policy Research

Jonathan Jackson

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Methodology

Ben Bradford

University College London - Jill Dando Institute of Security and Crime Science

Date Written: June 1, 2016

Abstract

Procedural justice is receiving increasing global attention both as a way of improving the legitimacy of policing and because styles of policing associated with procedural justice seem to be associated with improvements in community-police relations and reductions in crime. This chapter locates procedural justice theory within a broader framework of compliance theories, and summarises the main features of the theory. The authors have developed, refined and tested procedural justice theory in Europe and elsewhere, using the 2010 European Social Survey, and the chapter presents some key findings. The chapter concludes with a discussion of the practical and ethical issues in embedding principles of procedural justice in policing.

Keywords: policing, procedural justice, ethics, compliance, prevention

JEL Classification: K41

Suggested Citation

Hough, Mike and Jackson, Jonathan and Bradford, Ben, Policing, Procedural Justice and Prevention (June 1, 2016). Forthcoming in Sidebottom, A. and Tilley, N. (eds.) Routledge Handbook of Crime Prevention and Community Safety (second edition). Oxon: Routledge., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2788037

Mike Hough (Contact Author)

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Jonathan Jackson

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Ben Bradford

University College London - Jill Dando Institute of Security and Crime Science ( email )

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