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The impacts of neighborhood context on residents' satisfaction with police services in metropolitan Taipei: A multilevel approach
Yung-Lien Lai1; Ruohui Zhao2
2018
Source PublicationPOLICING-AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF POLICE STRATEGIES & MANAGEMENT
ISSN1363-951X
Volume41Issue:2Pages:276-291
Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to add to the literature on Taiwanese policing in three regards: employing multiple measures of satisfaction with police services; including analysis of the effects of differing neighborhood contexts; and examining both individual and district-level measures simultaneously to deepen our understanding of influences on citizen satisfaction with police services.

Design/methodology/approach – Data for the study were obtained from a random-stratified sampling telephone survey of 1,806 residents in metropolitan Taipei, which is located in the Northern part of Taiwan Island, during May of 2014. Given the fact that these residents were nested in 41 districts in metropolitan Taipei, hierarchical linear modeling was employed to examine the effects of both individual and district-level factors on satisfaction with police services simultaneously.

Findings – Results indicate that, among neighborhood context variables, mean levels of victimization, fear of crime, and perceived disorder erode citizen satisfaction with police. In contrast, collective efficacy produces a positive effect on the perception of police performance after controlling for demographics. With respect to those district-level variables, citizen/police ratio, the total crime rate/100,000 habitants, and the average of household income significantly impact public assessment of police services.

Originality/value – Only limited empirical research has examined neighborhood context effects on residents’ satisfaction with policing services, and virtually no such research has been carried out by examining individual and contextual-level factors at play simultaneously in Taiwan. This research fills this gap.

KeywordCommunity Policing Satisfaction With Police Neighbourhood Context Police Visibility
DOIhttps://doi.org/10.1108/PIJPSM-11-2016-0160
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Indexed BySSCI
Language英语
WOS Research AreaCriminology & Penology
WOS SubjectCriminology & Penology
WOS IDWOS:000428020900008
PublisherEMERALD GROUP PUBLISHING LTD
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Document TypeJournal article
CollectionDEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY
Affiliation1.Department of Crime Prevention and Corrections, Central Police University, Taoyuan, Taiwan
2.Department of Sociology, University of Macau, Macau, China
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Yung-Lien Lai,Ruohui Zhao. The impacts of neighborhood context on residents' satisfaction with police services in metropolitan Taipei: A multilevel approach[J]. POLICING-AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF POLICE STRATEGIES & MANAGEMENT,2018,41(2):276-291.
APA Yung-Lien Lai,&Ruohui Zhao.(2018).The impacts of neighborhood context on residents' satisfaction with police services in metropolitan Taipei: A multilevel approach.POLICING-AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF POLICE STRATEGIES & MANAGEMENT,41(2),276-291.
MLA Yung-Lien Lai,et al."The impacts of neighborhood context on residents' satisfaction with police services in metropolitan Taipei: A multilevel approach".POLICING-AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF POLICE STRATEGIES & MANAGEMENT 41.2(2018):276-291.
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