Procedural justice is based on four central principles: “treating people with dignity and respect, giving citizens ‘voice’ during encounters, being neutral in decision making, and conveying trustworthy motives.” Research demonstrates that these principles contribute to relationships between authorities and the community in which 1). the community has trust and confidence in the police as honest, unbiased, benevolent and lawful; 2). the community feels obligated to follow the law and the dictates of legal authorities, and 3). the community feels that it shares a common set of interests and values with the police.
Coming soon: a petition regarding the actions and conduct of the Saratoga Springs police department in the case of Darryl Mount.