Police legitimacy and protest policing: A case study of Hong Kong

Lai Hang HUI, Chi Yan Ryan AU

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)223-234
JournalAsian Education and Development Studies
Volume3
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Hui, 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.

Keywords

  • Hong Kong
  • Police legitimacy
  • Protest policing
  • Hong Kong Police Force
  • Confrontation