Three pillars of police legitimacy: Procedural justice, use of force, and occupational culture

William Terrill, Eugene A. Paoline, Jacinta M. Gau

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Abstract

Purpose-This chapter seeks to illuminate the interconnectedness of procedural justice, use of force, and occupational culture in relation to police legitimacy. Methodology/approach-The authors review the existing literature and offer an integrated methodological approach that would better assist researchers in their quest to enhance police legitimacy. Findings-Using a systematic design that assesses police legitimacy from a variety of sources has the potential to help answer critical questions with regard to improving police practice. Originality/value-This is a novel study approach, which has yet to be implemented but which may offer great insight with respect to improving police legitimacy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)59-76
Number of pages18
JournalSociology of Crime, Law, and Deviance
Volume21
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016

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Keywords

  • Occupational culture
  • Police legitimacy
  • Procedural justice
  • Use of force

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  • Sociology and Political Science
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Three pillars of police legitimacy : Procedural justice, use of force, and occupational culture. / Terrill, William; Paoline, Eugene A.; Gau, Jacinta M.

In: Sociology of Crime, Law, and Deviance, Vol. 21, 2016, p. 59-76.

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