Asian Journal of Criminology

, Volume 7, Issue 4, pp 277–294 | Cite as

Determinants of Citizens’ Perceptions of Police–Community Cooperation in India: Implications for Community Policing

  • Mahesh K. NallaEmail author
  • Manish Madan


In this study, we examine citizens’ perceptions of police–community relationships in India. More specifically, in this exploratory study, we examine the extent to which factors such as general satisfaction with police services, police professionalism, feeling of safety, and perception of police integrity all explain the public confidence in police–citizen relationships. Those who are generally satisfied with police like to work with police and view police–community relationships positively. Further, we find that those who feel police are fair in dealing with citizens, irrespective of social status, and those who feel more safe in their communities are those who are most willing to work with police.


Citizen–police relationship Satisfaction Professionalism Corruption Performance Trust in police Community policing India 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Criminal JusticeMichigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA

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