PODCAST: Why good policing should be based on trust and legitimacy
In this episode of the Transforming Society podcast we spoke to criminologist Mike Hough, Emeritus Professor in the School of Law at Birkbeck, University of London, about his book Good Policing.
We spoke about what the principles and practices of good policing are and how – for policing to work better – it needs to be based on legitimacy and trust.
Mike switches the focus from why we break laws to why we obey laws and gives us a new way of thinking about policing and crime. What is it about the relationship between us and the police that makes us inclined to comply or not?