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Community satisfaction with police service provision on Guam


Howes, L and Watson, D and Ryan, V and Rivera, J and McNinch, RL, Community satisfaction with police service provision on Guam, The 33rd Annual Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology Conference of 2021, 08-10 December 2021, Griffith Criminology Institute, pp. 1 piece- abstract. (2021) [Conference Extract]

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Guam is a Pacific Island in Micronesia with a complex colonial history and present status as a territory and strategic military base of the United States. Like other Pacific Island Countries and Territories, policing in Guam is subject to influences from external stakeholders and budgetary limitations that impact the alignment of policing priorities with local needs. Research on community satisfaction with police service provision, largely from the global north, has provided insights into various characteristics of individuals, communities, and police encounters that predict satisfaction. Following the introduction of a community policing model on Guam, a study was conducted to explore satisfaction with policing in Guam, adding to research on this issue in the global south. Residents of Guam (n = 701) participated in a survey, which revealed generally low levels of satisfaction with police services. Here, we present the findings of the study including the most relevant predictors of satisfaction in the Guamanian context and discuss some promising avenues for enhancing community satisfaction with police service provision.

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Item Type:Conference Extract
Keywords:Pacific Island countries and territories, policing, satisfaction with policing, Guam
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Criminology
Research Field:Police administration, procedures and practice
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Justice and the law
Objective Field:Law enforcement
UTAS Author:Howes, L (Dr Loene Howes)
UTAS Author:Ryan, V (Ms Vanessa Ryan)
ID Code:150594
Year Published:2021
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2022-06-22
Last Modified:2022-06-22

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