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Self-legitimacy, police culture and support for democratic policing in an English Constabulary

Abstract:

When do police officers feel confident in their own authority? What factors influence their sense of their own legitimacy? What is the effect of such ‘self-legitimacy’ on the way they think about policing? This paper addresses these questions using a survey of police officers working in an English constabulary. We find that the most powerful predictor of officers’ confidence in their own authority is identification with their organization, itself something strongly associated with perceptions...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted manuscript

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10.1093/bjc/azu053

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, Law, Law Faculty
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Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
British Journal of Criminology Journal website
Volume:
54
Issue:
6
Pages:
1023-1046
Publication date:
2014-07-28
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EISSN:
1464-3529
ISSN:
0007-0955
URN:
uuid:2cdfcf3f-cf23-4323-8c18-ef78a1376e5c
Source identifiers:
493517
Local pid:
pubs:493517

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