Instrumental and affective influences on public trust and police legitimacy in Spain
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dc.contributor.author Bradford, Ben
dc.contributor.author Martin, Richard
dc.contributor.author García Añón, José
dc.contributor.author García Sáez, Jose Antonio
dc.contributor.author Gascón Cuenca, Andrés
dc.contributor.author Llorente Ferreres, Antoni
dc.date.accessioned 2019-04-03T11:53:57Z
dc.date.available 2019-04-03T11:53:57Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10550/69792
dc.description.abstract Two approaches to the nature and sources of public trust and police legitimacy can be distinguished: the instrumental and the affective. On the rst account, people trust in police when they judge it effective in enforcing the law and ghting crime; and they hold police more legitimate when they believe these things to be true. On the second account, trust and legitimacy are bound up with relational concerns about the quality of police behavior, and expressive factors relating to the perceived ability of communities and police to maintain and reproduce social cohesion and order. Studies in Anglophone contexts tend to conclude that this 'affective' account provides greater explanatory power. This paper explores these ideas in a new context. Using data from a nation- wide survey conducted in Spain we examine: (a) the relative strength of instrumental or affective predictors of trust; and (b) whether trust in police fairness is a more or less important predictor of legitimacy than trust in police effectiveness. Adding to the weight of international evidence concerning the ways people think about and experience policing, evidence for the primacy of the affective account is presented.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof European Journal of Police Studies, 2016, vol. 3, num. 4, p. 394-416
dc.rights.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.source Bradford, Ben Martin, Richard García Añón, José García Saez, Jose Antonio Gascón Cuenca, Andrés Llorente Ferreres, Antoni 2016 Instrumental and affective influences on public trust and police legitimacy in Spain European Journal of Police Studies 3 4 394 416
dc.subject Discriminació
dc.subject Policia
dc.subject Dret Filosofia
dc.title Instrumental and affective influences on public trust and police legitimacy in Spain
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.date.updated 2019-04-03T11:53:58Z
dc.identifier.idgrec 107776

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