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Legitimacy and Cooperation: Why Do People Help the Police Fight Crime in Their Communities?

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dc.contributor.author Tyler, Tom
dc.contributor.author Fagan, Jeffrey
dc.date.accessioned 2019-08-12T18:00:35Z
dc.date.available 2019-08-12T18:00:35Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.citation Tyler, Tom; Fagan, Jeffrey. (2008). Legitimacy and Cooperation: Why Do People Help the Police Fight Crime in Their Communities?. Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law: 6, 231-275. en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://kb.osu.edu/bitstream/handle/1811/73064/OSJCL_V6N1_231.pdf
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11990/1509
dc.description.abstract Past research indicates that legitimacy encourages compliance with the law. This study extends consideration of the influence of legitimacy by exploring its impact on cooperation with the police and with neighbors to combat crime in one's community. It uses a panel study design and focuses upon the residents of New York City. The study finds that legitimacy shapes cooperation with the police and has a lesser influence on cooperation with others in the community. Consistent with the findings of prior research, legitimacy itself is found to be linked to the justice of the procedures used by the police to exercise their authority. Finally, the study explores the influence of personal experience with the police on legitimacy and cooperation. Results suggest that experiencing procedural justice during a personal experience increases legitimacy, irrespective of the favorability of the outcome. These results suggest that the police can generally enhance their legitimacy by using fair procedures. en_US
dc.publisher Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law en_US
dc.subject Interview Results en_US
dc.subject Longitudinal Study en_US
dc.subject Community Perceptions en_US
dc.subject Community Attitudes en_US
dc.subject Criminal Justice en_US
dc.subject Police en_US
dc.subject Law Enforcement en_US
dc.subject Procedural Justice en_US
dc.subject Crime Reporting en_US
dc.subject Barriers to Reporting en_US
dc.subject Grassroots Organizations en_US
dc.subject Crime Fighting en_US
dc.subject Compliance en_US
dc.subject Community Violence en_US
dc.subject Neighborhood Crime en_US
dc.subject Cooperation en_US
dc.subject Witness to Violence en_US
dc.subject Suspicious Activity en_US
dc.subject Neighborhood Watch en_US
dc.subject Public Opinion en_US
dc.subject Decision-making en_US
dc.subject Bias en_US
dc.subject Fairness en_US
dc.subject Racial Disparities en_US
dc.subject Ethnic Disparities en_US
dc.title Legitimacy and Cooperation: Why Do People Help the Police Fight Crime in Their Communities? en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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