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How the public see the police: an Australian survey: 1

Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice no. 11

Bruce Swanton, John Walker, Satyanshu Mukherjee and Paul Wilson
ISBN 0 642 13232 1 ISSN 0817-8542
Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology, March 1988


The Australian Institute of Criminology sponsored a survey concerning attitudes to police and police services. This report extracts information concerning personal opinions and experiences of the police. It discusses respect for police; satisfaction with police performance; perceptions of police honesty, politeness and helpfulness; experiences of being stopped or questioned by police; and experiences from those requesting assistance.