Measuring public attitudes towards the police / by Jonathan Jackson and Ben Bradford.: PS18-43/2018E-PDF

"Given that there is currently no common approach used across Canada to measure public attitudes towards the police, the objective of this study was to develop an empirically-informed small subset of items that can be used by Canadian police services for this purpose. We recommend a standardized, comprehensive and validated set of 12 ‘core’ survey items to measure public attitudes towards the police. Police services across Canada can use them to capture public opinion in a way that is comparable between jurisdictions and track change over time. We also recommend a supplementary set of measures of socio-demographics, police-citizen contact, victimization experience, perceived safety and perceived disorder"--Executive summary, page 3.

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Publication information
Department/Agency Canada. Public Safety Canada.
Title Measuring public attitudes towards the police / by Jonathan Jackson and Ben Bradford.
Publication type Monograph
Language [English]
Other language editions [French]
Format Electronic
Electronic document
Note(s) Title from caption.
"Delivery Date: July 2, 2018."
"Contract Number: 0D160-184515."
"POR Registration Number: POR 005-18."
Issued also in French under title: Mesurer les attitudes du public envers la police.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 28-31).
Publishing information Ottawa, Ontario : Public Safety Canada = Sécurité publique Canada, 2018.
Author / Contributor Jackson, Jonathan, 1974-author.
Description 1 online resource (55 pages) : graphs + 1 executive summary (3 pages)
ISBN 9780660283661
Catalogue number
  • PS18-43/2018E-PDF
Subject terms Police -- Canada -- Public opinion.
Public opinion -- Canada.
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