Clarifying the Contours of the Police Legitimacy Measurement Debate: a Response to Cao and Graham

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    Abstract

    With the emergence of police legitimacy as a major indicator of good policing, scholars have continued to push our conceptual understanding of this construct. In recent years, a debate has emerged about whether four factors—lawfulness, procedural justice, distributive justice, and effectiveness—are possible sources of legitimacy judgments (Tyler in Annual Review of Psychology 57, 375–400, 2006) or actual components of legitimacy (Tankebe in Criminology 51, 103–135, 2013). My goal in the present paper is review the contours of this debate.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)309-335
    Number of pages27
    JournalAsian Journal of Criminology
    Volume14
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Dec 1 2019

    Keywords

    • Distributive justice
    • Effectiveness
    • Lawfulness
    • Measurement
    • Police legitimacy
    • Procedural justice

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Law

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