Procedural Justice; Implicit Bias; & The Duty to Intervene


A Focused Training Course Combining and Summarizing These Important Topics

What does “procedural justice” mean for law enforcement agencies? What is “implicit bias and how does it affect the way police officers do their job? What is the “duty to intervene” and how can police officers be held liable for its failure?  Perhaps most importantly, what have the Maine and Federal Courts said about all of this?  

This course interweaves these timely and important topics into an understandable, relevant, and easily digestible training day. Using recently updated MCJA lesson plans and minimum standards as well as newly conducted legal research by our in-house attorneys, we will give you an understanding of how these currently important topics affect the way police officers do their job every day. 

A “must-have training” for every law enforcement agency!

Topics Include:

  • Definition of “Procedural Justice”
  • Peels 9 Policing Principles
  • Implicit Bias, Racial Profiling
  • The Implicit Association Test
  • Current Research on Implicit Bias
  • Review of Fourth Amendment Concepts relevant to Stops, Frisks, and Arrests
  • The Duty to Intervene
  • Federal and State Caselaw

Officers Will Review the Following:

  • MCJA Minimum Standards Policy # 1 “Use of Physical Force”
  • MCJA Minimum Standards Policy # 13 “Bias-Based Profiling”
  • MCJA Lesson Plan on Implicit Bias and Bias Based Policing
  • The Pillars of Procedural Justice
  • The Benefits of Implicit Bias Awareness
  • The “Ferguson Effect” and “Counter Bias”