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Mirage of Police Reform : Procedural Justice and Police Legitimacy - (Paperback)

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A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.

In the United States, the exercise of police authority—and the public’s trust that police authority is used properly—is a recurring concern. Contemporary prescriptions for police reform hold that the public would better trust the police and feel a greater obligation to comply and cooperate if police-citizen interactions were marked by higher levels of procedural justice by police.
In this book, Robert E. Worden and Sarah J. McLean argue that the procedural justice model of reform is a mirage. From a distance, procedural justice seemingly offers a relief from strained police-community relations. But a closer look at police organizations and police-citizen interactions shows that the relief offered by such reform is, in fact, illusory.

Number of Pages: 254
Genre: Social Science
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ of California Pr
Author: Robert E. Worden & Sarah J. Mclean
Language: English
Street Date: May 12, 2017
TCIN: 52441399
UPC: 9780520292413
Item Number (DPCI): 248-45-6395
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