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NCJ Number: 120294 Find in a Library
Title: London Metropolitan Police and Their Clients: Victim and Suspect Attitudes
Journal: Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency  Volume:25  Issue:2  Dated:(May 1988)  Pages:188-206
Author(s): M G Maxfield
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 19
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This research examines attitudes toward police among residents of London.
Abstract: Two particular groups of clients were studied: crime victims and suspected offenders. Both types of clients often have negative reactions following contacts with the police. The erosion of attitudes among victims is due mostly to the large proportion of victims who have also been police suspects. General ratings of public performance are affected by attitudes about police demeanor, thus, it is virtually impossible for police to please those with whom they come into contact because of their regulatory role. 5 Tables, 28 References. (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Public Opinion of the Police
Index Term(s): Community relations; England; Police-offender relations
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