Mirage of police reform : procedural justice and police legitimacy / Robert E. Worden and Sarah J. McLean.
- Oakland, California : University of California Press, 
xii, 254 pages ; illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
- Police-community relations -- United States.
Police administration -- United States.
- "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 trust the police more 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 seems to offer 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"--Provided by publisher.
- The procedural justice model as reform
Police departments as institutionalized organizations
Procedural justice in citizens' subjective experiences
Citizens' dissatisfaction in their own words
Procedural justice in police action
Citizens' subjective experience and police action
Procedural justice and management accountability
Procedural justice and street-level sensemaking
Reflections on police reform
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-233) and index.
- McLean, Sarah J., 1971- author.
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