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dc.contributor.authorTankebe, J
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-10T05:19:00Z
dc.date.available2018-10-10T05:19:00Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.issn0192-4036
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/283432
dc.description.abstractLegitimacy is at the heart of the functioning of criminal justice systems. In their paper Beyond Procedural Justice, Bottoms and Tankebe specified two interrelated dimensions of legitimacy: audience legitimacy and self-legitimacy. Criminologists have given considerable attention to audience legitimacy, but police officers’ belief in their own legitimacy remains under-studied. This paper extends Bottoms and Tankebe’s theory and reports findings on some of its key propositions, using survey data from a UK police force. Three key findings emerge. First, contrary to previous studies, feelings of recognition by supervisors and clientele did not predict self-legitimacy; self-legitimacy was found to depend on feelings of peer recognition and acceptance. Second, self-legitimacy predicted officers’ commitment to external procedural justice but not their moral orientations toward crime victims. Finally, perceived police effectiveness but not supervisor recognition – that is, internal procedural justice – was the key predictor both of external procedural justice and of normative orientations towards crime victims. The implications of these findings are discussed.
dc.publisherInforma UK Limited
dc.titleIn their own eyes: an empirical examination of police self-legitimacy
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage116
prism.issueIdentifier2
prism.publicationDate2019
prism.publicationNameInternational Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice
prism.startingPage99
prism.volume43
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.30799
dcterms.dateAccepted2018-06-08
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1080/01924036.2018.1487870
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserved
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2019-04-03
dc.contributor.orcidTankebe, Justice [0000-0002-6819-445X]
dc.identifier.eissn2157-6475
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
cam.issuedOnline2018-07-10
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2019-07-12


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