Luis Alberto Reyes Figueroa - PhD Student, University of Edinburgh
Luis has an academic background in International Relations, Economics and Policy, and Criminology and Criminal Justice. His PhD at Edinburgh Law School examins “Public Confidence in Policing in Monterrey Metropolitan Neighbourhoods: the paths of effectiveness, fairness and Legitimacy to gain Public Confidence and Support for the Police".
This paper presents findings from his Masters research, also conducted at the University of Edinburgh, which explored the ways in which people's experiences of crime and policing influences their confidence in the police in a rural area of Scotland. This research discusses the perspectives of residents of rural Scotland engendered by centralisation of Scottish Police, and the subsequent challenges within enhance public confidence in these areas.