Police Discretion Research Paper

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“It isn’t feasible to expect a police officer to enforce every law to the letter. The criminal justice system requires officers to have flexibility in dealing with cases since the interest of justice doesn't require all offenders to be punished to the full extent of the law. Officers exercise a large amount of police discretion in dealing with many cases, and it’s important to understand how this works.” The topic that will be discussed in this paper is about police discretion for the class of law enforcement. The areas that will be touch on in this paper is the meaning of words, some myths about discretion, the advantage/ disadvantage about the use of discretion, the positive use of discretion with police officers, some consequences with
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