Procedural Justice Resources

Training Resources

Procedural Justice for Law Enforcement Agencies: Organizational Change through the Integration of Procedural Justice Core Principles into Decision Making and Policies

The procedural justice curriculum will expand emphasis on procedural justice and its core principles throughout law enforcement, focusing on respect, legitimacy, and the concept of fairness ultimately demonstrated in interactions between law enforcement and the community. The purpose of the curriculum is to create a broader awareness of procedural justice and its core principles; provide practical steps to integrate procedural justice at the organizational level by training law enforcement executives on how to incorporate procedural justices core principles into organizational decision-making and policies; and to help agencies create an environment where procedural justices core principles become standard practice. The curriculum will guide users on implementation considerations and strategies, raising their awareness and aiding them in becoming more effective in fostering an environment where procedural justice core principles become a standard practice within law enforcement and policing

  • Developed by: Center for Public Safety and Justice at the University of Illinois (Springfield)
  • Target audience: Law Enforcement Managers and Supervisors (sworn and non-sworn)
  • Training overview

What is Procedural Justice?

It refers to the idea of fairness in the processes that resolve disputes and allocate resources. It is a concept that, when embraced, promotes positive organizational change, bolsters good relations with the community, and enhances officer safety. Here is a one-page Fact Sheet on procedural justice which will help you understand the basic concept better.


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