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Legitimacy and Criminal Justice: An International Exploration

Justice Tankebe and Alison Liebling


This book arises out of an international interdisciplinary conference held at the University of Cambridge in May 2012. Theoretically, the conference brought together internationally-renowned scholars from a range of disciplines including criminology, international relations, sociology and political science to examine the meaning of legitimacy and the implications for its future empirical analysis in the context of criminal justice. In policy terms, it afforded an opportunity for criminal justice managers and researchers to discuss the practical implications of legitimacy for policing and priso ... More

Keywords: legitimacy, legitimation, democracy, power-holders, procedural justice

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Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780198701996
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198701996.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Justice Tankebe, editor
Lecturer in Criminology, Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge

Alison Liebling, editor
Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, and Director of the Prisons Research Centre, Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge

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Legitimacy And Criminal Justice: An Introduction

Justice Tankebe, and Alison Liebling

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