September 01, 2021, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Most research on procedural justice among U.S. law enforcement concentrates on officers operating in a specific context: patrol assignments. The field lacks knowledge of the extant literature’s applicability in other law enforcement contexts and offers few studies of activities and outcomes related to law enforcement contexts beyond patrol, such as corrections. Few procedural justice studies focus on law enforcement officers working in jails and prisons. This dissertation uses three papers to begin bridging the gap in procedural justice knowledge for corrections by examining the current state of knowledge, developing preliminary comparisons of police and corrections officers, and investigating the differential importance confined individuals place on different procedural justice components in prison.