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Title: Determinants of Ethnic Minority Confidence in the Police
Authors: VAN CRAEN, Maarten
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD
Citation: JOURNAL OF ETHNIC AND MIGRATION STUDIES, 38 (7), p. 1029-1047
Abstract: In this article I test the contribution which (aspects of) social capital theory, performance theory and the procedural justice-based model can make towards explaining ethnic minorities' confidence in the police. To answer my central question-What determining factors account for minorities' level of confidence in the police?-I conducted regression analysis of quantitative data collected from minority-group members in Belgium via 456 face-to-face interviews. The results suggest that feelings of insecurity and perceptions of discrimination play a large part in accounting for ethnic minorities' confidence (or lack of) in the police.
Notes: Van Craen, M (reprint author); Hasselt Univ, Ctr Govt & Law, Fac Law, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium. maarten.vancraen@uhasselt.be
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/13857
DOI: 10.1080/1369183X.2012.681447
ISI #: 000305758500001
ISSN: 1369-183X
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2013
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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