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Public Trust in Criminal Justice: A Review of the Research Literature in the United States

Published: 2009

Bradford, B., and Jackson, J., (2009), 'Public Trust in Criminal Justice: A Review of the Research Literature in the United States', Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1369704 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1369704

Summary

This paper reviews the US research literature on trust in criminal justice. In the first section, the concept of trust and confidence is discussed. In the second section, the trajectory and distribution of trust in justice in the US is outlined. In the final section, different explanatory models of trust in justice are examined.