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Monopolizing Force? Police Legitimacy and Public Attitudes Toward the Acceptability of Violence

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Why do people believe that violence is acceptable? In this article, the authors study people's normative beliefs about the acceptability of violence to achieve social control (as a substitute for the police, for self-protection and the resolution of disputes) and social change (through violent protests and acts to achieve political goals). Addressing attitudes toward violence among young men from various ethnic minority communities in London, the authors find that procedural justice is strong...

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10.1037/a0033852

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, Law, Centre for Criminology
Role:
Author
Journal:
PSYCHOLOGY PUBLIC POLICY AND LAW
Volume:
19
Issue:
4
Pages:
479-497
Publication date:
2013-11-05
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EISSN:
1939-1528
ISSN:
1076-8971
URN:
uuid:4cac46f6-5171-4dd9-aa6b-253612187a4c
Source identifiers:
440649
Local pid:
pubs:440649

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