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Dodgy customers? Can the police ever trust the public?

Westmarland, Louise (2010). Dodgy customers? Can the police ever trust the public? Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice, 4(3) pp. 291–297.

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This paper draws upon a project across two research sites addressing the way the police and local communities view and understand each other. It was established to see whether police or public saw themselves in a 'customer'-like relationship; did the police feel they were providing a 'service'; and would people see themselves as 'consumers'?

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2010 The Authors. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of CSF Associates: Publius, Inc.
ISSN: 1752-4520
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > History, Religious Studies, Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Research Group: International Centre for Comparative Criminological Research (ICCCR)
Harm and Evidence Research Collaborative (HERC)
Item ID: 26203
Depositing User: Louise Westmarland
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2011 09:18
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2016 10:54
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