Institute Researchers Address NYS Symposium

November 9, 2015 – Sarah McLean and Rob Worden delivered an invited presentation at a symposium on procedural justice convened by the NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services today in Saratoga Springs. Addressing an audience of police executives from across the state, McLean and Worden discussed the challenges of measuring and managing procedural justice in policing. “It will not suffice to measure citizens’ perceptions of procedural justice, as important as those perceptions are,” Worden said, “because citizens’ judgments are only weakly related to what officers actually do.” McLean explained that “practices of managing procedural justice ranged across a continuum, from resistance to regular and consistent support, and resistance by patrol officers also formed a continuum, from none to strong resistance that invoked several myths about procedural justice.”

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