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Email

jt340@cam.ac.uk

Faculty Contact Details

Tel: 01223 767366

B.A. (Ghana), MPhil (Cantab), PhD (Cantab)
University Lecturer in Criminology

Interests

Policing 
Corruption
Legitimacy
Procedural Justice 
Criminal Justice and Democratisation in Transitional Societies
Sociology of Law
Violence 
Crime
Ghana 

CV / Biography

Dr Tankebe is University Affiliated Lecturer and Fellow of Fitzwilliam College. He is also British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow. He read Sociology as an undergraduate student at the University of Ghana (Legon), before joining Cambridge University in 2004 for his MPhil and doctoral degrees in Criminology at St. Edmund's College. He took his PhD in 2008. 

Publications

 

Articles

"Explaining Police Support for Use of Force and Vigilante Violence in Ghana" [2011] Policing & Society 21(2): 129-149

Citation:
[2011] Policing & Society 21(2): 129-149
Published:
Jun 2011

"Public Confidence in the Police: Testing the Effects of Experience of Police Corruption in Ghana" [2010] British Journal of Criminology 50: 296 – 319

Citation:
[2010] British Journal of Criminology 50: 296 – 319
Published:
Dec 2010

"Public Cooperation with the Police in Ghana: Does Procedural Fairness Matter?" [2009] Criminology 47: 1265 – 1293

Citation:
[2009] Criminology 47: 1265 – 1293
Published:
Dec 2010

"Self-Help, Policing and Procedural Justice: Vigilantism and the Rule of Law in Ghana" [2009] Law and Society Review 43: 245 – 269

Citation:
[2009] Law and Society Review 43: 245 – 269
Published:
Dec 2010

"Identifying the Correlates of Police Organisational Commitment in Ghana" [2010] Police Quarterly 13: 73 - 91

Citation:
[2010] Police Quarterly 13: 73 - 91
Published:
Dec 2010

Book Chapters

"Legitimation and Resistance: Police Reform in the (un)making" in L. K. Cheliotis, Roots, Rites and Sites of Resistance: The Banality of Good (Palgrave Macmillan) (Ed)

Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Published Date:
Dec 2010
Co-Author/s:
L. K. Cheliotis

"Legitimacy" in R. Canton and D. Hancock, Dictionary of Probation and Offender Management (Willan Publishing) (Ed)

Publisher:
Willan Publishing
Published Date:
Dec 2010
Co-Author/s:
R. Canton and D. Hancock

Book Reviews

Tackling Prison Overcrowding. Edited by M. Hough, R. Allen & E. Solomon [2010] Howard Journal of Criminal Justice 49(5): 552-553

Policing Public Disorder: Theory and Practice by D. Waddington [2009] Theoretical Criminology 13(4): 516–518

Published:
Jun 2009

Inventing Fear of Crime by M. Lee [2008] Howard Journal of Criminal Justice 47(5): 564–565

Published:
Jun 2008

Democratic Policing in Transitional and Developing Countries. Edited by N. Pino and M. D. Wiatrowski [2008] Howard Journal of Criminal Justice 47(2): 217–218

Published:
Jun 2008

Theorising Surveillance. Edited by D. Lyon [2008] Punishment and Society 10(1): 91–92

Published:
Jun 2008

Global Surveillance and Policing. Edited by E. Zureik and M. B. Salter [2007] British Journal of Criminology 47(4): 696–698

Published:
Jun 2007

Conference Papers

"Police Self-Legitimacy: Theory and Evidence" (Annual meetings of the American Society of Criminology. San Francisco – U.S.A)

Published:
Nov 2010
Conference:
Annual meetings of the American Society of Criminology. San Francisco – U.S.A

"Sociological Theory and Police Research" (Annual meetings of the American Society of Criminology. San Francisco – U.S.A)

Published:
Nov 2010
Conference:
Annual meetings of the American Society of Criminology. San Francisco – U.S.A

"Understanding Legitimacy: A Dialogic Relationship within Institutional Normative Order" (Invited talk at Institute of Criminology Public Seminar Series. University of Cambridge, Cambridge – U. K.)

Co-Author/s:
A. E. Bottoms
Published:
Oct 2010
Conference:
Invited talk at Institute of Criminology Public Seminar Series. University of Cambridge, Cambridge – U. K.

"Whose Legitimacy? Why Legitimacy?" (Anual meetings of theEuropean Society, Liège –Belgium)

Published:
Sep 2010
Conference:
Anual meetings of theEuropean Society, Liège –Belgium

"Consent and Legitimacy in Policing" (Annual meetings of the American Society of Criminology, Philadelphia)

Published:
Nov 2009
Conference:
Annual meetings of the American Society of Criminology, Philadelphia

"Police Legitimacy and the Problem of Multiculturalism" (Annual meetings of the European Society, Ljubljana, Slovenia)

Published:
Sep 2009
Conference:
Annual meetings of the European Society, Ljubljana, Slovenia

"On the Cross-Cultural Validity of a Legitimacy Scale: A Study in Ghana. Paper Presented at the" (Annual meetings of the American Society of Criminology, St Louis – Missouri, U.S.A)

Published:
Nov 2008
Conference:
Annual meetings of the American Society of Criminology, St Louis – Missouri, U.S.A

"Corruption Reforms, Resistance and Legitimation in Policing" (Annual meetings of the European Society, Edinburgh, U.K.)

Published:
Sep 2008
Conference:
Annual meetings of the European Society, Edinburgh, U.K.

"(In)visibility, Power and Legitimation" (Annual meetings of the European Society, Edinburgh, U.K)

Published:
Sep 2008
Conference:
Annual meetings of the European Society, Edinburgh, U.K

"Public Cooperation with the Police in Ghana: Lessons for Policing Multicultural Societies" (Annual Stockholm Criminology Symposium, Stockholm, Sweden)

Published:
Aug 2008
Conference:
Annual Stockholm Criminology Symposium, Stockholm, Sweden

"Legitimation, Internal Conversations and Commitment to Police Work" (annual meetings of the British Society of Criminology, Huddersfield, U.K)

Published:
Jul 2008
Conference:
annual meetings of the British Society of Criminology, Huddersfield, U.K