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Social bonds, traditional models and juvenile attitudes toward the police in China
Hongwei Zhang1; Jihong Zhao2; Ling Ren2; Ruohui Zhao3
2014-08-12
Source PublicationPolicing
ISSN1363-951X
Volume37Issue:3Pages:596-611
Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine the determinants of juvenile attitudes toward the police (JATP) in Chinese social settings. More specifically, this study borrows from the wisdom of social bond theory and relevant literature developed in the USA to explain juvenile ratings of the police on specific job functions.

Design/methodology/approach – The data were collected from a multi-stage cluster sample of 2,704 high school students in a city with a population of 3.8 million located in the southwest region of China. The analysis includes variables derived from social bond theory as well as traditional models commonly employed in US studies, such as demographic background and contact with the police.

Findings – The findings suggest that both social bonds and traditional models have their respective utility to explain the variation in juvenile evaluations of the police.

Originality/value – This study expands the scope of the investigation on JATP in China, a distinctively different cultural environment from the USA. More specifically, it explores the utility of the respective explanatory power of the social bond model and traditional models in relation to juveniles’ ratings of the police in China.

KeywordChina Social Bonds Attitudes Toward The Police
DOIhttps://doi.org/10.1108/PIJPSM-10-2013-0106
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Indexed BySSCI
Language英语
WOS Research AreaCriminology & Penology
WOS SubjectCriminology & Penology
WOS IDWOS:000342047300008
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Document TypeJournal article
CollectionDEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY
Corresponding AuthorHongwei Zhang
Affiliation1.School of Law, Guangxi University, Nanning, PR China
2.College of Criminal Justice, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas, USA
3.Department of Sociology, University of Macau, Macau, PR China
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Hongwei Zhang,Jihong Zhao,Ling Ren,et al. Social bonds, traditional models and juvenile attitudes toward the police in China[J]. Policing,2014,37(3):596-611.
APA Hongwei Zhang,Jihong Zhao,Ling Ren,&Ruohui Zhao.(2014).Social bonds, traditional models and juvenile attitudes toward the police in China.Policing,37(3),596-611.
MLA Hongwei Zhang,et al."Social bonds, traditional models and juvenile attitudes toward the police in China".Policing 37.3(2014):596-611.
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