Organizational Culture : Procedural Justice Essay examples

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When an organizational culture demonstrates procedural justice values, employees are more likely to incorporate them into their interactions with the public. In order for the community to view the law enforcement and its personnel as legitimate, the principles of procedural justice must be part of the agency’s organizational culture (Tyler, 1990). As we will see there is a breakdown of this internal as well as external procedural justice which led to the birth of #blacklivesmatter. Leading up to the movement there had been an alarming number of unarmed minorities killed or brutalized by law enforcement. In order to shed light on this movement we must understand the frustrations of the black community and it’s dealing with law enforcement dating back to slavery and the use of slave patrols. Slave patrols and night watches, which later became modern police departments, were both designed to control the behaviors of minorities (Kappeler, 2014). According to Kappeler the literature clearly establishes that a legally sanctioned law enforcement system existed in America before the Civil War for the express purposes of controlling the slave population and protecting the interest of slave owners. He contends that slavery and the abuse of people of color was not merely just a southern affair as many have been taught to believe. America had a long history of mistreating people of color, long after the end of the Civil War. The Ku Klux Klan was notorious for assaulting and lynching…

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