Discretion and Ethical Decisions week 2 discussion 2
You are a patrol sergeant lecturing to a college class about the patrol function. Someone raises her hand and asks, â€œSergeant, your officers obviously canâ€™t enforce all of the laws all of the time. Which laws are always enforced, and which ones are not? What factors determine how police discretion is used?â€ The concepts of police discretion and ethics are obviously intertwined because all ethical dilemmas involve making a choice. How would you respond (without saying something like â€œWe enforce all of the laws, all of the time,â€ which of course would be untrue)? How would you fully explain police discretion to the citizensâ€™ group? How do you explain the fostering of good ethical decision making and discretion? How do you explain which laws are enforced first and the discretion involved in that ethical decision making?
Peak, K. (2012). Policing America: Challenges and best practices (7th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education
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