While domestic security forces around the world equip themselves with military-grade weapons and surveillance technologies, those who research crime have reached a different consensus: To reduce lawbreaking, officers should listen to the accused, show basic courtesy, and exhibit evenhandedness. University of Chicago law professor Aziz Z. Huq concludes that the health of a country’s democracy may even depend on it.
Dignity, Not Deadly Force: Why Procedural Justice Matters for Modern Policing and Democracy
AZIZ Z. HUQ is a law professor at the University of Chicago and a member of the World Policy Journal editorial board. The book he co-edited, “Assessing Constitutional Performance,” was published in 2016 by Cambridge University Press.
Aziz Z. Huq; Dignity, Not Deadly Force: Why Procedural Justice Matters for Modern Policing and Democracy. World Policy Journal 1 June 2017; 34 (2): 38–42. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/07402775-4191602
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