Trust, legitimacy and the UK police

From the always fascinating Books & Ideas site:
http://www.booksandideas.net/Why-Britons-Trust-their-Police.html

Where does the high level of trust and legitimacy the British bobby enjoys come from? In this outstanding synthesis, two sociologists show that the police’s capacity to be trusted signals both their acceptance and their efficiency. On the contrary, when the police is feared, they are deprived of citizen’s involvement in the production of social order.

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