chapter  12
Race and the Procedural Justice Model of Policing
ByHannah D. McManus, Jillian G. Shafer, Amanda K. Graham
Pages 26

In the United States, police-minority relations are in crisis. A series of high-profile incidents involving the deaths of Black citizens at the hands of police officers have brought forth troubling questions regarding the quality and nature of policing in the minority communities of America (Sparrow, 2016). A growing chorus of voices has expressed concerns of police bias, abuse of force, and use of overly aggressive tactics in the inner-city communities with the greatest need of police protection (Engel & Eck, 2015). Confronted with nationwide protests and demands for change, police executives, researchers, and policymakers alike have turned to the wisdom of the procedural justice model of policingtouting this model as the key to restoring public confidence and trust in the police.