A leap of faith? Trust in the police among immigrants in England and Wales

Bradford, Ben, Sargeant, Elise, Murphy, Kristina and Jackson, Jonathan (2017) A leap of faith? Trust in the police among immigrants in England and Wales. The British Journal of Criminology, 57 2: 381-401. doi:10.1093/bjc/azv126

Author Bradford, Ben
Sargeant, Elise
Murphy, Kristina
Jackson, Jonathan
Title A leap of faith? Trust in the police among immigrants in England and Wales
Journal name The British Journal of Criminology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1464-3529
Publication date 2017-04-01
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1093/bjc/azv126
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 57
Issue 2
Start page 381
End page 401
Total pages 21
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Oxford University Press
Language eng
Abstract It is often assumed that immigrants in countries such as the United Kingdom will report lower levels of trust in the police. Immigrant communities are thought ‘difficult to police’, and minority groups frequently experience problematic relationships with police. Yet, there has been little empirical investigation of this issue in the United Kingdom. In this paper, data from the Crime Survey of England and Wales are used to explore the relationship between immigration and trust in the police. Results suggest that trust is higher among immigrants than among the UK-born population, although there is important variation by time since arrival and experience of policing. Trust in the police is also higher in neighbourhoods that have more immigrants. The paper concludes with some reflection on the nature of trust in the police.
Keyword Trust
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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