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Community policing as procedural justice An examination of Baltimore residents after the implementation of a community policing strategy

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Description: Empirical research has documented the problematic issues concerned with a traditional, deterrence based policing strategy. Inherent in its framework, community policing seeks to eliminate these issues by fostering partnered relationships between police officers and the community. In this study, community policing is analyzed through a procedural justice lens. Using the Community Policing in Baltimore data set (a longitudinal study conducted by Antony M. Pate and Sampson O. Annan in 1986-1987), levels of police legitimacy are analyzed in relation to societal and community outcomes. Results indicate that while levels of police legitimacy differ only slightly after the implementation of community policing variables, police legitimacy is significantly related to a number of societal outcomes. Theoretical and practical implications of these findings are discussed.
Language: English
Format: Degree Work