Sierra-Arévalo, Michael (2014). How to Enhance Police Legitimacy and Reduce Gun Violence in Poor, Minority Communities. Scholars Strategy Network. Retrieved from www.scholarsstrategynetwork.org October 2014.
Damaging relationships between disadvantaged communities and the police are not inevitable. Studies of policing and the procedures used in the justice system find that police gain legitimacy when their interactions with community members are perceived as fair.
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