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Exploring the multilevel nature of police confidence in Brazil

Solar, Carlos (2022) 'Exploring the multilevel nature of police confidence in Brazil.' The Police Journal. ISSN 0032-258X

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Abstract

This article proposes multilevel modelling to account for individuals? contexts when predicting police confidence. It uses the case study of Brazil considering 107 cities from 25 states to assess four evidence and literature-based predictors impacting police confidence measures in the country. The article found that being a crime victim, experiencing police corruption and having low interpersonal trust were negatively and significantly associated with confidence in the police. Levels of variance between individuals grouped by cities and states were a considerable explanatory feature of police confidence. The implications of these results are discussed in relation to police governance.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Multilevel modelling, public opinion, policing, police confidence
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology, Department of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2022 12:36
Last Modified: 19 Apr 2022 12:38
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/32715

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