Reported Compliance in Police-Civilian Encounters: The Roles of Accommodation and Trust in Bulgaria and the United States  Cover Image
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Възприемане подчиняването на полицейските органи при взаимодействието им с цивилни граждани: Роля на доверието и адекватността на полицията в Бълга
Reported Compliance in Police-Civilian Encounters: The Roles of Accommodation and Trust in Bulgaria and the United States

Author(s): Tolya Stoitsova, Charles W. Choi, Howard Giles, Christopher Hajek, Valerie Barker
Subject(s): Psychology
Published by: Институт за изследване на населението и човека - Българска академия на науките

Summary/Abstract: Recent research has demonstrated that, for young adults, of cers’ accommodative practices are potent predictors of civilians’ attributed trust in police, and their perceived likelihood of compliance with police requests. The present study continued this line of work in the United States and Bulgaria. The latter context is not only intriguing as little communication research has been conducted there, but is signi cant in being heralded as having one of the most corrupt governments and law enforcement institutions in the European Community. Besides differences between nations, results revealed that for U.S.A. participants, of cer accommodativeness indirectly predicted civilian compliance through trust. For those in Bulgaria, however, only direct relationships were found – between of cer accommodation and civilian trust, and between accommodation and compliance. he latter  nding is fairly unique and the theoretical and practical signi cance of these are discussed.

  • Issue Year: 12/2009
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 99-116
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: English