Title

The Relationships Between Police Performance and Public Confidence: A Case Study in Thailand

Department

Sociology & Criminal Justice

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-21-2015

Abstract

There have been very few empirical studies conducted in Thailand on public confidence in the Thai police. Most studies on this topic in Thailand are descriptive and have been done only as part of the organization’s annual reports. The results of this study were from a national survey of 9900 Thai people. The study examined the correlations between various factors and public attitudes toward their confidence in police. Of the four categories (demographic, contextual, contact with the police, and attitudes toward police performance), the study’s findings revealed the attitudes toward crime suppression and toward crime prevention, in that order, had the strongest correlations with confidence attitudes in police.

Journal

Police Practice and Research: An International Journal

Journal ISSN

1477-271X

Volume

17

Issue

2

First Page

171

Last Page

182

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1080/15614263.2015.1124766