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Public confidence in the police: a time-series analysis

Sindall, K., Sturgis, P. and Jennings, W. (2012) Public confidence in the police: a time-series analysis British Journal of Criminology, 52, (4), pp. 744-764. (doi:10.1093/bjc/azs010).

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Abstract

Empirical analyses of the causes of public confidence in policing have been based almost entirely on cross-sectional survey data, with a consequent focus on between-group differences in levels of confidence at a single point in time. Our aim here is to introduce a time dimension to this area of investigation. Employing repeated cross-sectional survey data from the British Crime Survey, we apply time-series regression methods to show how confidence in policing changes over time for the aggregate population. Counter to cross-sectional findings, time series analyses reveal that confidence in the police is not related to aggregate worry about crime and perceptions of social cohesion, nor informal social control, but only to perceptions of crime and the property crime rate.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 30 May 2012
Published date: July 2012
Keywords: confidence in policing, time-series regression analysis, british crime survey
Organisations: Social Statistics & Demography

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Local EPrints ID: 209601
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/209601
ISSN: 0007-0955
PURE UUID: 9fc0d360-9333-4a61-a988-a7b0d402ba39

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Date deposited: 31 Jan 2012 12:15
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 10:46

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Author: K. Sindall
Author: P. Sturgis
Author: W. Jennings

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