Organizational justice

Leadership in Law Enforcement Podcast - Season 2 Ep. 8

We discuss how I got into academia, as well as my research on police legitimacy, organizational justice, the Ferguson Effect, and officer decision-making.

Elevated Police Turnover following the Summer of George Floyd Protests: A Synthetic Control Study

Police resignations - but not retirements or involuntary separations - spiked significantly in a large western department following the George Floyd protests.

Measurement matters: Attitudinal v. behavioral survey questions

Our survey experiment suggests the wording of questions about police fairness matters.

The Ecological Structuring of Police Officers’ Perceptions of Citizen Cooperation

Using POPN data, we find that cops working in disadvantaged beats view citizens generally as less cooperative.

Police Officers’ Attitudes Toward Citizen Advisory Councils

In a survey of sheriff's deputies, perceived organizational justice predicted greater perceived legitimacy of citizen oversight.

Management-level Officers’ Experiences with the Ferguson effect

Like patrol officers, police managers report less motivation and job satisfaction since Ferguson.

Police Managers’ Self-Control and Support for Organizational Justice

Police managers with greater self-control expressed more support for organizational justice.

The Impact of Negative Publicity on Police Self-legitimacy

Negative publicity in the previous 6 months was associated with lower self-legitimacy in a sample of sheriff's deputies.

Sensitivity to the Ferguson Effect: The Role of Managerial Organizational Justice

Organizational justice appears to shield police officers from the so-called Ferguson Effect.

The Alleged Ferguson Effect and Police Willingness to Engage in Community Partnership

Upon surveying 567 sheriff's deputies, we found little support for the Ferguson Effect.