Sept 13th – 14th, 2016
The topics highlighted each year vary based on the emerging trends and needs of senior police leaders. This year, the Police Executive Development Series is concentrating on several different aspects related to procedural justice. Procedural justice (or procedural fairness) focuses on the importance of conveying a fair justice process to the public at large. Research consistently shows that individuals are willing to accept an outcome when they perceive that the process used to deter-mine the consequence is fair, regardless of whether the end result is favorable. In other words, the process is more important than the outcome.
Underlying procedural justice is the idea that the criminal justice system must constantly be demonstrating its legitimacy to the public it serves. If the public view its justice system as legitimate, people are more likely to comply with the law and cooperate with law enforcement efforts. This can lead to a decrease in the need to use force as well as increased cooperation from victims and witnesses.
In this session, we will explore specific verbal de-escalation strategies, how they relate to use of force training, and how organizations can implement procedural justice aspects and practices into their department culture. Ideas on how organizational leaders might best approach these concepts will be shared and discussed.
The James B. Henry Center for Executive Development
3535 Forest Road
Lansing, MI 48910-3831