Honing Interpersonal Necessary Tactics (H.I.N.T.): An Evaluation of Procedural Justice Training
The President’s 21st Century Police Task Force Report identified building legitimacy and procedural justice as the main pillar to policing reform in the United States. In 2015, the Louisville Metro Police Department required all sworn personnel to participate in a two-day training course focused on emotional survival and procedural justice. Researchers from the University of Louisville and University of Central Missouri evaluated the impact of the training on sworn personnel’s perceptions of the four procedural justice dimensions: trust, respect, neutrality, and participation. The evaluation used a pre- and post-test design to survey sworn personnel’s perceptions of procedural justice before and after the training. The findings indicate procedural justice training led to an increase in sworn personnel's support for all four procedural justice dimensions after training was completed.