In this video, procedural justice trainers Charlene L. Moe and
Lieutenant Leo Daniels of the University of Illinois, Center
for Public Safety and Justice, discuss procedural justice.

Procedural justice 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 and bolsters better relationships. Procedural justice speaks to four principles, often referred to as the four pillars:

  • fairness in the processes
  • transparency in actions
  • opportunities for voice
  • impartiality in decision making



Community-Oriented Trust and Justice Briefs: Procedural Justice
Focuses on the way police and other authorities interact with the public and how those interactions can shape the public view of police
Crime Prevention Research Review No. 10: Legitimacy in Policing
Assesses the direct and indirect benefits of interventions led by the police and found interventions with a procedural justice component enhanced citizens’ views on the legitimacy of the police
Implementing a Comprehensive Performance Management Approach for First-Line Supervisors in Community Policing Organizations: An Executive Guidebook
Demonstrates how to incorporate principles of procedural justice into performance management systems
Procedural Justice for Law Enforcement: An Overview
Introduces law enforcement professionals to the concept of procedural justice