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Hispanics’ and Undocumented Immigrants’ Perceptions of Procedural Justice, Legitimacy, and Willingness to Cooperate with the Police: An Assessment of the Process-Based Model of Policing

Abstract The role of the American police is to work for and with the communities they serve. The relationship between police and community, however, has not always been a positive one. In recent decades, police organizations throughout the United States have attempted various approaches to addressing the problem. Most recently, they have been focused on improving that relationship by enhancing their legitimacy. This practice is commonly known as the process-based model of policing: theoretically, a procedurally just interaction will enhance legitimacy, which in turn will enhance willingness to cooperate with the police. The benefit for police agencies in enhancing legitimacy lies in the idea that when the police are perceived as a legitimate entity,... (more)
Created Date 2017
Contributor Nuño, Lidia (Author) / Katz, Charles M. (Advisor) / Lopez, Vera (Advisor) / White, Michael D. (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Criminology / Hispanics / Legitimacy / Policing / Procedural Justice / Undocumented Immigrants
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 164 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Justice Studies 2017
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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