Exploring public confidence in policing using the Scottish Crime and Justice Survey: Kath Murray (University of Edinburgh)

Briefing paper that summarises a larger research project conducted as part of an MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Edinburgh. The project examined public confidence in policing using data from the Scottish Crime and Justice Survey 2008/9 (SCJS).

The project aimed to find out whether confidence is primarily driven by reactive policing, or whether public confidence might be better explained by more expressive and symbolic factors, such as police conduct, community engagement and moral cohesion.

Author: 
Katherine Murray
Publisher: 
Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research (SCCJR)
Published: 
2011
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