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dc.contributor.authorEisner, Manuel
dc.contributor.authorNivette, Amy
dc.contributor.editorJustice Tankebe and Alison Liebling
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-09T03:17:23Z
dc.date.available2018-03-09T03:17:23Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.isbn9780198701996
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198701996.003.0016
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/143531
dc.description.abstractSome scholars argue that legitimacy (i.e. the right to rule) should be at the core of criminology as the science of rule making, rule breaking and rule enforcement (Bottoms & Tankebe, 2012; LaFree, 1998; Tyler, 1990). The claim is that legitimacy is a crucial theoretical construct for understanding the link between social order and crime, for explaining the motivations behind compliance with the law, and in bridging the gap between macro- and micro explanations of crime. This chapter reviews the empirical literature on whether legitimacy predicts crime. Findings suggest a weak effect in the predicted direction. However, it also identifies a number of limitations that future research should address. They include: 1) more consistent operationalisation of legitimacy, 2) better statistical control for potential confounding factors, 3) tests for alternative assumptions of the causal order between legitimacy and crime, 4) integration of macro- and micro-level research, and 5) more cross-cultural comparison.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherOxford Scholarship Online
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofbooktitleLegitimacy and Criminal Justice: An International Exploration
dc.relation.ispartofchapter15
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom308
dc.relation.ispartofpageto325
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCrime Policy
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160504
dc.titleDoes Low Legitimacy Cause Crime? A Review Of The Evidence
dc.typeBook chapter
dc.type.descriptionB1 - Chapters
dc.type.codeB - Book Chapters
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorNivette, Amy


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