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- ItemThe relationships between police performance and public confidence: a case study of Thailand(Routledge, 2016) Prapon Sahapattana; Sutham CobkitThere have been very few empirical studies conducted in Thailand on public confidence in the Thai police. Most studies on this topic in Thailand are descriptive and have been done only as part of the organization’s annual reports. The results of this study were from a national survey of 9900 Thai people. The study examined the correlations between various factors and public attitudes toward their confidence in police. Of the four categories (demographic, contextual, contact with the police, and attitudes toward police performance), the study’s findings revealed the attitudes toward crime suppression and toward crime prevention, in that order, had the strongest correlations with confidence attitudes in police.
- ItemThe taxonomy of development in Vietnam during 2012-2015(Inderscience Publishers, 2022) Han Nu Ngoc Ton; Prapon SahapattanaThe research classifies different developmental levels in Vietnam provinces. The secondary data was collected in the form of panel data from 63 Vietnamese provinces during 2012-2015. Factor analysis and cluster analysis were used to verify the conceptual framework of development and build multidimensional taxonomy of development, respectively. The study found four developmental clusters with their main characteristics. Cluster 1 focused on the national earnings and had an enormous impact on national economic growth. The emergence of good governance to improve institutional environments appeared in Cluster 2 with new industrialisation. Developmental transition was recorded in Vietnam, including the Ha Noi capital and remarkable development in Thai Nguyen province. The main contribution of this study is the classification of different developmental levels in Vietnam. These different developmental levels would be used for further analysis in causal research to find significant causal impacts. New avenue for further research should focus on sustainability, foreign investments and innovation capacities.
- ItemThe police station service quality: a comparative study of the areas in the South of Thailand(2019) Prapon Sahapattana; Sutham CheurprakobkitRoutine attacks and killings targeted at soldiers, police officers, and local citizens have been going on in the three southernmost provinces of Thailand (Yala, Pattani, and Narathiwat) for over a decade. Although the root cause of the insurgency is still unknown, religion and secession were pointed out by many political analysts. The objective of this study is to find out empirically how different Muslims and Buddhists perceived service quality they received from the police. Data were collected from 540 people who came to police stations for services. Service quality was measured in five dimensions: tangibles, reliability, responsiveness, assurance, and empathy. The results of this study reveal that, in the three southernmost provinces of Thailand, Muslims perceived higher service quality from the police than Buddhists.