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    Procedural justice in the courts

    Kirby, Amy and Jacobson, Jessica (2022) Procedural justice in the courts. Clinks Evidence Library ,

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    In this review Dr Amy Kirby and Professor Jessica Jacobson from the Institute for Crime and Justice Policy Research (ICPR) at Birkbeck, University of London, examine ‘procedural justice’ in the courts. Procedural justice concerns the treatment of members of the public by those in positions of power within the criminal justice system, such as police officers, prison officers and court officials. According to procedural justice theory, members of the public who experience fair decision-making and considerate and inclusive treatment are more likely to accept the outcomes of the criminal justice processes in which they are involved and to regard the justice system as legitimate. This review covers a wide range of issues including: • What procedural justice means • Why procedural justice matters • The limitations of procedural justice • Emerging evidence on procedural justice in the courts • Practical steps for enhancing procedural justice in the courts, based on real-life examples from our own research.


    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
    Research Centres and Institutes: Crime & Justice Policy Research, Institute for
    Depositing User: Amy Kirby
    Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2022 15:52
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 18:18


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