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International Students and Determinants of Their Confidence in the Police

Prit Kaur1, Shanta Varma2

Abstract
International students serve as economic drivers and global (international)
focal points in the academic institutions of the United States. Their rising numbers and
significant economic contributions have led to growing concerns about their needs,
resources, safety and security as transit-status individuals living outside the country of
their birth. The purpose of this study is (i) to reflect on trends, contributions, needs
and characteristics of international students and (ii) to explore the level and
determinants of their confidence in the police. A review of literature and analysis of
data from the World Value Survey on international students, their demographic
factors and their confidence in the polices how that the transit-status of international
students makes them a „distinctive‟ group that has higher confidence in the police
compared to native-born students and adult immigrants from their countries of origin.
Furthermore, ethnicity and higher educational levels are key determinants and
positively co-related with their level of confidence in the police.

Keywords: Expatriates, Transit Resident Status, Global Professionals