Justice  (ESS5 2010)

This module examines public trust in criminal justice and in particular in the police and the courts. Public trust in justice is crucial to the rule of law and governments need good survey-based indicators of this trust. Without such indicators, there is a risk that criminal policies will be skewed towards short-term, repressive measures which in the long term erode the legitimacy of the institutions of justice. The module sought to capture information on trust, legitimacy, cooperation and compliance in relation to the police and courts. It specifically asked questions measuring confidence in the police and courts, cooperation with the police and courts, contact with the police and attitudes towards punishment.

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