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Discretion in Law Enforcement
A discussion on the use of discretion in law enforcement.
# 110779 | 1,884 words | 5 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 31, 2008 in Criminology (Criminal Justice and Corrections)

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The paper discusses why the discretion of police to make autonomous decisions about whether to initiate enforcement action is integral to the realities of maintaining a police authority. The paper explores the benefits and problems with police discretion and explains how specific policing styles for different communities are conducive to effective administrative control of police discretion on patrol.

Understanding Police Discretion
Benefits and Problems Associated with Police Discretion
Controlling Officer Discretion at the Operational Level through Policing Strategies

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Black, D.J. (1971) The Social Organization of Arrest. Stanford Law Review, Vol. 23, No. 6. (Jun., 1971), pp. 1087-1111.
  • Goldstein (1977) Chapter 5: Categorizing and Structuring Discretion.
  • Klinger, D.A. (1997) Negotiating Order in Patrol Work: An Ecological Theory of Police Response to Deviance. Criminology, Vol. 35, No. 2. pp. 277-306
  • Van Maanen, J. (1978) Practice of Policing; The Asshole, pp. 221-238.
  • Wilson (1968) Chapter 4: Police Discretion, pp. 83-139.

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