The justice system is not one of the most trusted institutions in the UK. While most citizens consider it fair, they also think it is out of touch in specific cases, and many consider it relatively inefficient. The UK is not alone. Many governments throughout Europe and the wider world are worried about low levels of public trust in the justice system. These worries are reignited with every (minor) scandal or heavily mediatised case.

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Van de Walle, S.G.J. (2009). Trust in the justice system: A comparative view across Europe. Prison Service Journal, 22–26. Retrieved from