The issue of police discretion is a complex topic. Individual discretion is often significantly influenced by police managerial edicts. Review the links provided on developing quotas for enforcement activities as these managerial policies and practices remove the discretionary powers from the line police officer. Discuss the pros and cons of quotas as they relate to removing line officer discretion in enforcing the law.
Reading and videos
Law Enforcement in the 21st Century (4th ed.)
By Heath Grant and Karen Terry
Chapter 5, “Policing Discretion and Behavior”
Chapter 6, “Patrol and Traffic”
Kansas City Preventive Patrol Experiment (1974) (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. – This landmark experiment found that traditional routine patrol in marked police cars does not appear to affect the level of crime. Nor does it affect the public’s feeling of security. The experiment demonstrated that urban police departments can successfully test patrol deployment strategies, and that they can manipulate patrol resources without jeopardizing public safety.
LAPD officers who complained about ticket quotas are awarded $2 million (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. – The veteran motorcycle officers alleged in a lawsuit that they were punished with bogus performance reviews, threats of reassignment and other forms of harassment after objecting to demands from commanding officers that they write a certain number of tickets each day.
Delivering a high-quality product at a reasonable price is not enough anymore.
That’s why we have developed 5 beneficial guarantees that will make your experience with our service enjoyable, easy, and safe.
You have to be 100% sure of the quality of your product to give a money-back guarantee. This describes us perfectly. Make sure that this guarantee is totally transparent.Read more
Each paper is composed from scratch, according to your instructions. It is then checked by our plagiarism-detection software. There is no gap where plagiarism could squeeze in.Read more
Thanks to our free revisions, there is no way for you to be unsatisfied. We will work on your paper until you are completely happy with the result.Read more
Your email is safe, as we store it according to international data protection rules. Your bank details are secure, as we use only reliable payment systems.Read more
By sending us your money, you buy the service we provide. Check out our terms and conditions if you prefer business talks to be laid out in official language.Read more