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Title: Het vertrouwen van allochtonen en autochtonen in de politie: geen zwart-wit verhaal in Genk en Houthalen-Helchteren.
Authors: VAN CRAEN, Maarten
ACKAERT, Johan
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Maklu
Citation: Panopticon, 29(6). p. 7-27
Abstract: We focus in this article on two research questions: (1) do non-natives living in Belgium have much or little confidence in the police, and (2) which factors determine how many trust non-natives put in the police. The data we analyse were collected in the former coalmining municipalities Genk and Houthalen-Helchteren (265 face-to-face interviews with inhabitants of Turkish descent, 191 face-to-face interviews with inhabitants of Moroccan descent and 284 face-to-face interviews with native Belgians). The results show that non-natives do not have less confidence in the police than natives living in less affluent neighbourhoods. Inhabitants with a Turkish background even put more trust in the police. Non-natives’ confidence in the police is to a certain extent determined by the outcomes of police work, but it is more influenced by the way they feel treated by the police, local government and the native community.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/9277
Link to publication: www.panoticon-net.org
ISSN: 0771-1409
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: vabb, 2010
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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