Peer-reviewed articles

Krisztián Pósch, Mike Hough (in preparation). What drives ‘subjective punitivity’, culture, or individual factors? – Findings from the European Social Survey.  Available:

Krisztián Pósch, Jonathan Jackson,  Ben Bradford, Sarah MacQueen (under review). “Truly Free Consent”? Clarifying the Nature of Police Legitimacy Using Causal Mediation Analysis. Journal of Experimental Criminology.

Jackson, Jonathan, Brunton-Smith, Ian, Bradford, Ben, Oliveira, Thiago R., Pósch, Krisztián (under review). Police legitimacy and the norm to cooperate: using a mixed effects location scale model to estimate the strength of social norms at a small spatial scale. Journal of Quantitative Criminology.

Krisztián Pósch (under review). “It’s nice to be empowered” – An experimental assessment of psychological drivers of police legitimacy. Journal of Experimental Criminology. Available:

Krisztián Pósch (under review). Compliance with the law for traditional and “grey” crimes – A seven country comparison. European Journal of Criminology. Available:

Krisztián Pósch (2019). Testing Complex Social Theories with Causal Mediation Analysis and G-computation – The Right Way to Do Causal Structural Equation Modelling. Sociological Methods & Research Available: and

Krisztián Pósch (2018). Prying Open the Black Box of Causality – A Causal Mediation Analysis Test of Procedural Justice Policing. Law Society and Economy Working Paper, conditionally accepted at the Journal of Quantitative Criminology. Available: and

Book chapters

Jonathan Jackson, Kriszitán Pósch (In press). New Directions of Research in Fairness and Legal Authority: A Focus on Causal Mechanisms. In: Allan Lind (ed.) Social Psychology and Justice (Frontiers of Social Psychology). Oxon: Routledge. Available:

Tamás Kolosi, Kriszitán Pósch (2019). Social classes and the self-image of society. In: István György Tóth (ed.) Hungarian Social report 2019, TÁRKI Social Research Institute, 85-100. Available:

Book reviews

Krisztián Pósch, Jonathan Jackson, Ben Bradford (2019). How People Judge Policing?. Policing in Society: An International Journal of Research and Policy. Available: and