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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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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1108/PIJPSM-06-2016-0085

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Law
Sub department:
Law Faculty
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Law
Sub department:
Law Faculty
Role:
Author
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
Source identifiers:
647956
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pubs:647956
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uuid:635d21cf-880e-451b-82f3-b426db2edeab
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pubs:647956
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2016-10-05

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