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Identity, legitimacy and “making sense” of police use of force

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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to examine the extent to which police legitimacy and social identity explain variation in public acceptance of police use of force. The authors assess whether there is an association between legitimacy and public acceptance of apparently illegal or unethical police action; and the extent to which identification with a particular social group predicts judgments of police behavior.

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

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10.1108/PIJPSM-06-2016-0085

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Oxford, SSD, Law, Law Faculty
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Publisher:
Emerald Publisher's website
Journal:
Policing: an International Journal of Police Strategies & Management Journal website
Volume:
40
Issue:
3
Pages:
614-627
Publication date:
2017-06-01
Acceptance date:
2017-02-14
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ISSN:
1363-951X
Pubs id:
pubs:647956
URN:
uri:635d21cf-880e-451b-82f3-b426db2edeab
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uuid:635d21cf-880e-451b-82f3-b426db2edeab
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pubs:647956

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