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Executive Summary
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... Because police officers are often the first points of contact and the face of government with whom people regularly interact, police-citizen relations can characterize citizens' perceptions of justice institutions more generally. An extensive network of international and regional organizations, bilateral donors, international financial institutions, and civil society ­ organiza­tions aims to work with governments to improve policing practices and enhance police legitimacy.
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... As part of its efforts to distill available knowledge and improve its programs, INL asked the Committee on Law and Justice of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to convene an ad hoc committee to review, assess, and reach consensus on existing evidence on policing institutions, police practices and capacities, and police legitimacy in the international context. A committee was assembled with expertise in criminology, economics, international and organized crime, law, policing, and political science.
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... E ­ vidence-based policing can provide a process to monitor, track, and evaluate law enforcement's ability to achieve the four pillars of police legitimacy. As discussed further in Chapter 3, the committee recommends that foreign assistance donors working with police agencies to build trust and legitimacy in local communities should: 1.

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