American Judges Association
Date of this Version
Court Review, Volume 53, Issue 4 (2017)
WHAT IS PROCEDURAL FAIRNESS OR PROCEDURAL JUSTICE?
When we speak of Procedural Fairness or Procedural Justice (two terms for the same concept), we refer to the perceived fairness of court proceedings. Those who come in contact with the court form perceptions of fairness from the proceedings, from the surroundings, and from the treatment people get
Research has shown that higher perceptions of procedural fairness lead to better acceptance of court decisions, a more positive view of individual courts and the justice system, and greater compliance with court orders.
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