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In the United States, the exercise of police authority—and the public’s trust that police authority is used properly—is a recurring concern. Contemporary prescriptions for police reform hold that the public would better trust the police and feel a greater obligation to comply and cooperate if police-citizen interactions were marked by higher levels of procedural justice by police.
In this book, Robert E. Worden and Sarah J. McLean argue that the procedural justice model of reform is a mirage. From a distance, procedural justice seemingly offers a relief from strained police-community relations. But a closer look at police organizations and police-citizen interactions shows that the relief offered by such reform is, in fact, illusory.
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About the Author
Robert E. Worden is Director of the John F. Finn
Institute for Public Safety and Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at the University at Albany, SUNY.Sarah J. McLean is Associate Director and Director of Research and Technical Assistance at the John F. Finn
Institute for Public Safety.
Table of Contents
List of Figures and Tables ix
1 The Procedural Justice Model as Reform 1
2 Police Departments as Institutionalized Organizations 14
3 Police Legitimacy 42
4 Procedural Justice in Citizens' Subjective Experiences 69
5 Citizens' Dissatisfaction in Their Own Words 88
6 Procedural Justice in Police Action 101
7 Citizens' Subjective Experience and Police Action 130
8 Procedural Justice and Management Accountability 149
9 Procedural Justice and Street-Level Sensemaking 166
10 Reflections on Police Reform 178
Methodological Appendix 197