Title registration for a review proposal: Legitimacy policing’s impact on crime and disorder in communities and places

Higginson, Angela, Mazerolle, Lorraine, & Sargeant, Elise (2013) Title registration for a review proposal: Legitimacy policing’s impact on crime and disorder in communities and places. Campbell Systematic Reviews.

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The extant criminological literature clearly shows that building police legitimacy in communities and places is important for increasing citizen levels of compliance, cooperation and satisfaction (see Jackson, Bradford, Stanko, & Hohl, 2012). A growing body of research indicates that when police are viewed as respectful, concerned, and possessing legitimate authority, citizens are more likely to hold favourable attitudes toward police and comply with the law. Increasing the perceptions of police legitimacy within the community may both reduce community levels of crime and increase the willingness of the community to control and prevent crime (Sunshine & Tyler, 2003; Tyler & Fagan, 2008). When police are perceived as legitimate, citizens feel an obligation to voluntarily comply with their directives, and it is suggested that the indirect effects include a reduction in crime, reoffending and social disorder (Mazerolle, Bennett, Davis, Sargeant, & Manning, 2013). Our proposed review aims to assess whether or not interventions aimed at promoting police legitimacy reduce the levels of crime and disorder in communities and places...

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ID Code: 97594
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: interpersonal violent crime, Crime and Justice, community policing, crime and disorder
ISSN: 1891-1803
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > CRIMINOLOGY (160200)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Crime & Justice Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Justice
Deposited On: 25 Jul 2016 02:52
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2016 23:30

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