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Police-youth relationships: a qualitative analysis of Flemish adolescents' attitudes toward the police

Astrid Dirikx, Dave Gelders UGent and Stephan Parmentier (2012) EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CRIMINOLOGY. 9(2). p.191-205
abstract
This article reports on focus group interview-based research conducted to improve knowledge of European adolescents' Attitudes Toward the Police (ATP). The study explores Flemish Belgian youths' perceptions of three main aspects of policing (performance, procedural justice and distributive justice) and how much importance they attach to those perceptions. The 106 13-19 year olds who participated in 12 focus group interviews proved to have nuanced and mature conceptions of police work. They stated that proclaiming a negative ATP is 'part of the deal' of being young rather than a reflection of negative perceptions of police functioning. This study shows the importance of complementing the largely survey-based research on adolescents' ATP with qualitative research.
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keyword
adolescents, COPS, TRUST, JUVENILES, PERCEPTIONS, NEIGHBORHOODS, JUSTICE, RACE, BLACK, police, attitude, perceptions, qualitative research method
journal title
EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CRIMINOLOGY
Eur. J. Criminol.
volume
9
issue
2
pages
191 - 205
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000301795800006
JCR category
CRIMINOLOGY & PENOLOGY
JCR impact factor
1.017 (2012)
JCR rank
25/52 (2012)
JCR quartile
2 (2012)
ISSN
1477-3708
DOI
10.1177/1477370811427518
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
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2086720
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-2086720
date created
2012-04-13 16:28:09
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2016-12-19 15:42:25
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  abstract     = {This article reports on focus group interview-based research conducted to improve knowledge of European adolescents' Attitudes Toward the Police (ATP). The study explores Flemish Belgian youths' perceptions of three main aspects of policing (performance, procedural justice and distributive justice) and how much importance they attach to those perceptions. The 106 13-19 year olds who participated in 12 focus group interviews proved to have nuanced and mature conceptions of police work. They stated that proclaiming a negative ATP is 'part of the deal' of being young rather than a reflection of negative perceptions of police functioning. This study shows the importance of complementing the largely survey-based research on adolescents' ATP with qualitative research.},
  author       = {Dirikx, Astrid and Gelders, Dave and Parmentier, Stephan},
  issn         = {1477-3708},
  journal      = {EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CRIMINOLOGY},
  keyword      = {adolescents,COPS,TRUST,JUVENILES,PERCEPTIONS,NEIGHBORHOODS,JUSTICE,RACE,BLACK,police,attitude,perceptions,qualitative research method},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {191--205},
  title        = {Police-youth relationships: a qualitative analysis of Flemish adolescents' attitudes toward the police},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1477370811427518},
  volume       = {9},
  year         = {2012},
}

Chicago
Dirikx, Astrid, Dave Gelders, and Stephan Parmentier. 2012. “Police-youth Relationships: a Qualitative Analysis of Flemish Adolescents’ Attitudes Toward the Police.” European Journal of Criminology 9 (2): 191–205.
APA
Dirikx, A., Gelders, D., & Parmentier, S. (2012). Police-youth relationships: a qualitative analysis of Flemish adolescents’ attitudes toward the police. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CRIMINOLOGY, 9(2), 191–205.
Vancouver
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Dirikx A, Gelders D, Parmentier S. Police-youth relationships: a qualitative analysis of Flemish adolescents’ attitudes toward the police. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CRIMINOLOGY. 2012;9(2):191–205.
MLA
Dirikx, Astrid, Dave Gelders, and Stephan Parmentier. “Police-youth Relationships: a Qualitative Analysis of Flemish Adolescents’ Attitudes Toward the Police.” EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CRIMINOLOGY 9.2 (2012): 191–205. Print.