Problem

Mistrust of police

Other Names:
Lack of confidence in police
Nature:
The police operate on the strength of collective myths: the power of the uniform, the threat of being caught, the justice of the legal system. But some people and even some police officers no longer believe in these myths, in policing by consent.
Claim:
People's perceptions of police performance may not be wholly rooted in reality, but the fall in confidence is not an illusion.
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 10: Reduced Inequality
Date of last update
13.04.1998 – 00:00 CEST