Policy Assessment: Procedural Justice Training

In the context of policing, procedural justice is a term used to describe officers’ respectful, transparent, and equitable conduct with community members. Procedural justice training teaches officers to allow community members to explain their actions and guides officers in describing the reasons and legal bases for their responses to those actions. Agencies train officers in procedural justice to promote more respectful encounters between officers and community members with the goals of enhancing police legitimacy and perceptions of fairness, and building community trust in the police.

 

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