Confidence in the Criminal Justice System
| Cataloged on:
Nov. 24, 2009
ANNOTATION: Increasing dissatisfaction with the criminal justice system is examined. This article covers: international and Australian research; the Australian Survey of Social Attitudes (AuSSA); confidence in police; confidence in criminal courts; confidence in prisons; confidence across the criminal justice system; the evaporative effect—lessening of confidence in the criminal justice system staring with the police and ending with corrections; measurement limitations; key implications; and conclusions. It appears that “the best way to improve confidence and regard of normal citizens to institutions within the criminal justice system is to enhance and optimize the perception that the institutions are acting on behalf of citizens and representing their interests" (p. 6).