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Developing European indicators of trust in justice

Jackson, J. and Bradford, B. and Hough, Mike and Kouha, J. and Stares, S. and Widdop, S. and Fitzgerald, R. and Yordanova, M. and Galev, T. (2011) Developing European indicators of trust in justice. European Journal of Criminology 8 (4), pp. 267-285. ISSN 1477-3708.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1477370811411458

Abstract

A social indicators approach to trust in justice recognizes that the police and criminal courts need public support and institutional legitimacy if they are to operate effectively and fairly. In order to generate public cooperation and compliance, these institutions must demonstrate to citizens that they are trustworthy and that they possess the authority to govern. In this paper we first outline the conceptual roadmap for a current comparative analysis of trust in justice. We then describe the methodological development process of a 45-item module in Round 5 of the European Social Survey, which fields the core survey indicators. After presenting the findings from a quantitative pilot of the indicators, we consider the policy implications of a procedural justice model of criminal justice.

Item Type: Article
Keyword(s) / Subject(s): compliance with the law, cross-national research, legitimacy, survey design, trust and confidence
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Law
Depositing User: Administrator
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2011 14:24
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:21
URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/3818

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