Police legitimacy has been described as the publics belief that the police perform their job well, that they are honest and that they can secure public confidence in their ability to perform their job. Choosing the topics
2. Communication and
3. Community Policing
explain how they contribute to the legitimacy of police within the Australian community.
Identify the critical factors and important issues relating to police legitimacy
What is police legitimacy?
Why s police legitimacy essential for policing?
What can occur in terms of police-community relations if police legitimacy is not achieved?
introduce your work including
a) an overview of your approach to the topic identifying the three topics
Outline the key issues relating to each topic
Provide a critical discussion to literature relating to police legitimacy
Provide a critical discussion of the importance of these topics for effective policing and the contribution each makes to the legitimacy of police within the Australian community
Conclude with a summary of the key points identified in the essay referring to the importance of these topics for policing within the community.