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Leslie James

Bio: Leslie James is an academic researcher. The author has contributed to research in topics: Criminal justice ethics & Police science. The author has an hindex of 1, co-authored 1 publications receiving 17 citations.

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TL;DR: In this article, the authors propose to start early in making arrangements and to rely on the accuracy of a clock in any building visited, for it can let you down badly, and they also suggest that planning to deal with them which are the product of much cogitation are much more likely to be effective than those made hurriedly.
Abstract: is: never rely on the accuracy of a clock in any building visited, for it can let you down badly. One other piece of advice is tendered, namely, to start early in making arrangements. True, by doing so one is apt to keep putting off dealing with some matters because there is so very much time available, so that the title \"Operation Procrastination\" becomes merited. On the other hand, an adequate margin of time allows for delays, some unavoidable and some culpable, by others. Moreover, time for reflection enables all foreseeable implications and contingencies to become apparent, and plans to deal with them which are the product of much cogitation are much more likely to be effective than those made hurriedly. And now that the many appreciatory letters to the police have been suitably acknowledged and passed to those who earned them, and the letters of thanks have been despatched to the various persons who helped the police, all that remains is to consign the substantial file that has accumulated to the archives. I wonder who, in perhaps another dozen years or so, will be getting it out to see what sort of a mess those fellows made of things in 1954?

17 citations


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TL;DR: The difficulties of controlling the daily behavior of low-level bureaucrats has been widely appreciated by both administrators and academic students of bureaucracy as discussed by the authors, and a theoretic framework for controlling the behaviour of low level bureaucrats is proposed.
Abstract: The difficulties of controlling the daily behavior of low level bureaucrats has been widely appreciated by both administrators and academic students of bureaucracy. This article provides a theoreti...

151 citations

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TL;DR: A review and assessment of research on the British police demonstrates that much current work is limited in scope to immediate managerial concerns as discussed by the authors, and there is a need for a revival of the broader theoretical conceptions that have been displaced in recent years.
Abstract: The British police occupy a unique position as the first to be created under representative government, and one which for a long period was regarded as an exemplar of civility. In recent years, however, this image has been undermined by a number of scandals and controversies. The crisis in confidence in British policing has facilitated a huge explosion of police research in the last decade. Whereas earlier policing research had been primarily concerned with issues derived from a variety of social theories, current work is mainly policy oriented and evaluative. A review and assessment of research on the British police demonstrates that much current work is limited in scope to immediate managerial concerns. There is a need for a revival of the broader theoretical conceptions that have been displaced in recent years.

76 citations

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TL;DR: Examination of the relationship between procedural justice and perceptions of police legitimacy among a historically marginalized population finds that police culture often fosters homophobic attitudes, which results in the under-policing of LGBT citizens when victimized, but over-Policing in places of leisure.
Abstract: Although lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people have achieved increased acceptance and access to social institutions in recent years, they have continued to be confronted with persistent homophobic attitudes, including from U.S. law enforcement personnel. Police culture often fosters these beliefs, and consequently results in the under-policing of LGBT citizens when victimized, but over-policing in places of leisure. This relationship is exacerbated when considering the intersectional effect of gender and sexual orientation, undoubtedly impacting legitimacy perceptions due to perceived (and actual) procedural injustice. Using original data collected at an LGBT festival in Arizona (N = 428), the current study examines the relationship between procedural justice and perceptions of police legitimacy among a historically marginalized population. Implications for theory and policy are discussed, with special attention given to contextualizing the findings within the current legitimacy crisis faced by American law enforcement.

41 citations

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TL;DR: Anecdotal evidence suggests that recent video-recorded police-citizen encounters have undermined police legitimacy and fueled civil unrest across the United States as mentioned in this paper, drawing from the process-based m...
Abstract: Anecdotal evidence suggests that recent video-recorded police–citizen encounters have undermined police legitimacy and fueled civil unrest across the United States. Drawing from the process-based m...

34 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, the authors argue that the legal principle of discretion forms an excellent basis for the participation of social psychology in the criminal justice system and that social and psychological factors that enter into arrest, investigation, selective enforcement, plea bargaining, criminal sentences, and prison operation are reviewed.
Abstract: This paper argues that the legal principle of discretion forms an excellent basis for the participation of social psychology in the criminal justice system. Social and psychological factors that enter into arrest, investigation, selective enforcement, plea- bargaining, criminal sentences, and prison operation are reviewed. The bibliography includes 15 case citations and 132 references.

22 citations