Professors Tyler and Meares to Hold Webinar on Procedural Justice

Professors Tom Tyler and Tracey Meares will present research during a free webinar on “The Importance of Enhancing Procedural Justice in Interactions with Juveniles.” The webinar will take place on July 27, 2016 from 2 to 3pm. During the presentation, they will describe recent research demonstrating the particular salience of procedural justice to juveniles, a group that has frequent contact with the criminal justice system and whose orientation toward the law is still being established. Tyler and Meares will discuss how criminal justice actors can use the insights of this research to improve their legitimacy in the eyes of young people in their communities. 


The webinar, which is accessible to the public, is being facilitated by The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and the National Training & Technical Assistance Center. Megan Quattlebaum ‘10, Program Director of the Justice Collaboratory at Yale Law School, will moderate the discussion. 

Tom Tyler is the Macklin Fleming Professor of Law and Professor of Psychology at Yale Law School. He is also a professor (by courtesy) at the Yale School of Management. Professor Tyler’s research explores the role of justice in shaping people’s relationships with groups, organizations, communities, and societies. In particular, he examines the role of judgments about the justice or injustice of group procedures in shaping legitimacy, compliance, and cooperation.

Tracey Meares is the Walton Hale Hamilton Professor and Director of the Justice Collaboratory at Yale Law School. Professor Meares’s teaching and research interests focus on criminal procedure and criminal law policy with a particular emphasis, at the moment, on policing.

Both Tyler and Meares are directors of the Justice Collaboratory, a center at Yale Law School that brings together scholars and researchers of diverse theoretical and methodological orientations at Yale University and elsewhere to work on issues related to institutional reform and policy innovation and advancement. The Collaboratory infuses theory, empirical research, and targeted clinical trials in order to achieve its goal of making the components of criminal justice operation simultaneously more effective, just, and democratic.