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Procedural justice in contacts with the police: the perspective of victims of crime

Procedural justice in contacts with the police: the perspective of victims of crime This study examined perceptions of procedural justice (the fairness of methods used to achieve outcomes) in contacts with the police among victims of crime. In-depth interviews were conducted with 110 people who reported a crime (personal and property) to the police in the previous 12 months. The findings indicated that police willingness to do their best to solve the case and police relating to victims as persons independently of the case itself were at least as important to victims of crime as the police delivering a desired outcome. Implications for evaluation of police performance are discussed. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Police Practice and Research - An International Journal Taylor & Francis

Procedural justice in contacts with the police: the perspective of victims of crime

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Publisher
Taylor & Francis
Copyright
Copyright Taylor & Francis Group, LLC
ISSN
1477-271X
eISSN
1561-4263
DOI
10.1080/15614263.2011.607659
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Abstract

This study examined perceptions of procedural justice (the fairness of methods used to achieve outcomes) in contacts with the police among victims of crime. In-depth interviews were conducted with 110 people who reported a crime (personal and property) to the police in the previous 12 months. The findings indicated that police willingness to do their best to solve the case and police relating to victims as persons independently of the case itself were at least as important to victims of crime as the police delivering a desired outcome. Implications for evaluation of police performance are discussed.

Journal

Police Practice and Research - An International JournalTaylor & Francis

Published: Oct 1, 2012

Keywords: procedural justice; victims of crime; victim–police interactions; thematic analysis; secondary victimisation

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