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What price fairness when security is at stake? Police legitimacy in South Africa

Abstract:

The legitimacy of legal authorities - particularly the police - is central to the state's ability to function in a normatively justifiable and effective manner. Studies, mostly conducted in the US and UK, regularly find that procedural justice is the most important antecedent of police legitimacy, with judgments about other aspects of police behavior - notably, about effectiveness - appearing less relevant. But this idea has received only sporadic testing in less cohesive societies where soci...

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10.1111/rego.12012

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, Law, Centre for Criminology
Jackson, J More by this author
Roberts, B More by this author
Publisher:
Blackwell Publishing
Journal:
REGULATION and GOVERNANCE
Volume:
8
Issue:
2
Pages:
246-268
Publication date:
2014-06-05
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EISSN:
1748-5991
ISSN:
1748-5983
URN:
uuid:d565e50d-cb13-4a91-b330-862cd8453dc6
Source identifiers:
469963
Local pid:
pubs:469963
Language:
English
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