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    Empirical legitimacy as two connected psychological states

    Jackson, J. and Hough, Mike and Bradford, B. and Kuha, J. (2015) Empirical legitimacy as two connected psychological states. In: Mesko, G. and Tankebe, J. (eds.) Trust and Legitimacy in Criminal Justice: European Perspectives. London: Springer, pp. 137-160. ISBN 9783319098128.

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    In this chapter we consider the idea that legitimacy udgments involve two connected beliefs. The first relates to consent and authorization: do people believe that an authority has the right to dictate appropriate behavior? The second relates to moral validity: do people believe that an authority exercises its power in ways that accord with prevailing norms of appropriate conduct? Marshalling data from Round 5 of the European Social Survey, we first assess the scaling properties of measures of police legitimacy using data from the UK. We then examine the utility of three different ways of representing legitimacy within in a larger model of public cooperation with the police.


    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
    Research Centres and Institutes: Crime & Justice Policy Research, Institute for
    Depositing User: Mike Hough
    Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2015 12:50
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:19


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