Ethnicity, trust and cooperation with police: testing the dominance of the process-based model

Sargeant, Elise, Murphy, Kristina and Cherney, Adrian (2013) Ethnicity, trust and cooperation with police: testing the dominance of the process-based model. European Journal of Criminology, 11 4: 500-524. doi:10.1177/1477370813511386

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Author Sargeant, Elise
Murphy, Kristina
Cherney, Adrian
Title Ethnicity, trust and cooperation with police: testing the dominance of the process-based model
Journal name European Journal of Criminology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1741-2609
Publication date 2013-12-09
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/1477370813511386
Open Access Status File (Author Post-print)
Volume 11
Issue 4
Start page 500
End page 524
Total pages 25
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Sage Publications
Language eng
Subject 3308 Law
Abstract Some scholars question whether procedural justice is the key driver in promoting support for the police across all cultural contexts. In this study we examine the relationship between procedural justice, police performance, trust in the police and the willingness to cooperate with the police, and we compare Vietnamese and Indian ancestral groups with the general population in Australia. We find that procedural justice is less effective in encouraging cooperation with the police among Vietnamese and Indian ancestral groups when compared with a general population group. Procedural justice is also found to be less effective in promoting trust among Vietnamese participants, compared with the general population group. Instead, police performance is found to be more effective in promoting trust in the police among Vietnamese participants. We set out to explain these observed differences and describe why some ethnic minority groups may judge process-based factors to be less important when it comes to trusting the police or being willing to cooperate with the police.
Keyword Cooperation with police
Police legitimacy
Police performance
Procedural justice
Trust in police
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Grant ID CEPS RO700002
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online ahead of print 9 December 2013.

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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Created: Mon, 17 Feb 2014, 21:36:10 EST by Ms Elise Sargeant on behalf of School of Social Science