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NCJ Number: 228888 Find in a Library
Title: JUSTIS Project Working Papers Review of Need: Indicators of Public Confidence in Criminal Justice for Policy Assessment
Corporate Author: United Nations European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control (HEUNI)
Editor(s): Anniina Jokinen; Elina Ruuskanen; Maria Yordanva; Dimitar Markov; Miriana Illceva
Date Published: 2009
Page Count: 240
Sponsoring Agency: Criminal Justice Press/Willow Tree Press
Monsey, NY 10952
European Cmssn
B -1150 Brussels, Belgium
United Nations European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control (HEUNI)
Helsinki 00531, Finland
Grant Number: 217311
Publication Number: ISBN 978-952-5333-35-0
Sale Source: Criminal Justice Press/Willow Tree Press
P.O. Box 249
Monsey, NY 10952
United States of America
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Book (Softbound)
Language: English
Country: Finland
Annotation: A cross national review of member states' and European initiatives is presented on measuring public confidence in justice and the surrounding social, legal, and criminological factors that help to form an understanding of public confidence.
Abstract: The research project JUSTIS (Scientific Indicators of Confidence in Justice: Tools for Police Assessment) develops and pilots survey-based indicators of public confidence in justice. The project seeks to develop scientifically credible indicators and consensus across member states about the importance of assessing crime policy against the criteria of public confidence. This report meets one of the project's objectives; to assess the perceived need for European social indicators of public confidence in justice for policy assessment and to examine the state of current tools. The report contains three parts. The first part covers the review of importance of public confidence as a tool for policy assessment in the seven participating JUSTIS countries (Bulgaria, Finland, France, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, and the United Kingdom). The second part contains reviews on literature and current indicators of confidence in justice and fear of crime. The third part of the report reviews current indicators of public confidence on a supra-national level, assessing the measurement of confidence in justice in international initiatives. Figures, tables, references, and charts
Main Term(s): Criminal justice system analysis
Index Term(s): Fear of crime; Foreign criminal justice systems; Perception; Public Attitudes/Opinion
Note: HEUNI Publication Series No. 59
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