Siinse lehe külastajale ei ole uudiseks, et politseireformid on üheks suureks aruteluobjektiks nii organisatsioonide kui turvalisuse aspektist. Siinviidatu on vabalevis olev tekst, mis võiks huvi pakkuda nii politseinikele, hariduskorraldajatele kui politseiorganisatsiooni disainiga tegelejatele, sest autorid uurivad, kuidas protseduurilise õigluse koolitusega politseinike praktikad mõjutavad turvalisust politseinike-elanike suhte kaudu.

Kontekstiks:

There has been a growing call for reform of the police (1, 2), often in response to social media documentation of police disrespect, harassment, and violence (3). Criticism of “how the police police” has been particularly strong in critiques of proactive policing strategies.

Mis on protseduuriline õiglus selle teksti tähenduses?

Procedural justice (PJ) involves fair and respectful treatment of people by police (giving voice, showing neutrality, treating people with dignity and respect, and evidencing trustworthy motives) (9).

Autorid lubavad:

In this paper, we present findings from a three-city (Tucson, AZ; Cambridge, MA; and Houston, TX) randomized field trial that tested whether PJ training would impact police officer behavior, hot-spot residents’ perceptions of police, and crime. The intervention period was 9 mo in each city.

Lugemishuvi suurendamiseks:

Can we improve police behavior at crime hot spots, where proactive policing interventions are carried out? The answer from our study is that we can through intensive police training in PJ. […] More than a decade later, Skogan et al. reached a very similar conclusion, arguing “We know virtually nothing about the short- or longterm effects associated with police training of any type” (17).

Weisburd, D., Telep, C. W., Vovak, H., Zastrow, T., Braga, A. A., & Turchan, B. (2022). Reforming the police through procedural justice training: A multicity randomized trial at crime hot spotsProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences119 (14), e2118780119.