Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the interplay between police legitimacy and protest policing with reference to the case of Hong Kong. Design/methodology/approach: This study will review the concepts of police legitimacy and protest policing and examine the evolving policing practices in Hong Kong since 2010. Findings: The study argues that the increasing polarisation of society could render policing protest a potential source of problem for sustaining police legitimacy. Originality/value: This is a pioneering study that looks at the interplay between police legitimacy and protest policing. Copyright © 2014 Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
CitationHui, D. L. H., & Au, R. C. Y. (2014). Police legitimacy and protest policing: A case study of Hong Kong. Asian Education and Development Studies, 3(3), 223-234.
- Hong Kong
- Police legitimacy
- Protest policing
- Hong Kong Police Force