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The control of police discretion

Thomas J. Aaron

The control of police discretion

the Danish experience

by Thomas J. Aaron

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Published by Thomas in Springfield, Ill .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Denmark.
    • Subjects:
    • Police discretion -- Denmark,
    • Ombudsman -- Denmark,
    • Administrative discretion -- Denmark

    • Edition Notes

      Bibliography: p. 97-99.

      Statementby Thomas J. Aaron. With a foreword by Henry S. Reuss.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsLAW
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxiii, 107 p.
      Number of Pages107
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5993276M
      LC Control Number66024622

      POLICE DISCRETION extent and control of discretion exercised around the globe.' Since the exercise of discretion is central to our criminal justice system, the broader our base of knowledge about it, the more successful we might be when. attempting to deal with it. . Police Discretion Jocelyn Golphin University of the District of Columbia Criminal Justice System 2/21/ Golphin 2 Police discretion is a very important approach in matters concerning criminal justice. There has been a consistent problem between enforcing the law and the spirit of the law.

      This sample Police Discretion and its Control Research Paper is published for educational and informational purposes only. If you need help writing your assignment, please use our research paper writing service and buy a paper on any topic at affordable price. Also check our tips on how to write a research paper, see the lists of criminal justice research paper topics, and browse research. >police departments must actively stablish policies and other guidelines to control officers behavior >u.s. department of justice recommendations (encouraged reporting of police abuses > early warning system (EWS) tracks complaints on officers > development of adequate process for the investigation of citizens complaints.

      Since the American Bar Foundation Survey of the Administration of Criminal Justice (–69) “discovered” the phenomenon of discretion in criminal justice, it has become something of a truism that the administration of criminal justice in the United States consists of a series of discretionary decisions by officials in regard to police discretion, bail, plea bargaining, and sentencing. This reader-friendly text helps students understand best practices in everyday policing and think critically about the many misconceptions of police work. Author Steven G. Brandl draws from his experience with law enforcement to emphasize the positive aspects of policing without ignoring its controversies.


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The control of police discretion by Thomas J. Aaron Download PDF EPUB FB2

It is a truism that the administration of criminal justice consists of a series of discretionary decisions by police, prosecutors, judges, and other officials. Taming the System is a history The control of police discretion book the forty-year effort to control the discretion.

It examines the discretion problem from the initial "discovery" of the phenomenon by the American Bar Foundation in the s through to the most Cited by: The control of police discretion by Thomas J. Aaron,Thomas edition, in EnglishPages:   The book focuses primarily on the decision to arrest and on the development of the mechanisms to control the discretionary nature of that decision.

Convinced that individual prejudices can and do play a part in arrest decisions, Professor Williams evaluates alternatives designed to produce impartial and controlled law by: BOOK REVIEW THE CONTROL OF POLICE DISCRETION: THE DANISH EXPERIENCE: By Thomas J. Aaron, Published by Charles C.

Thomas, Springfield, Illinois In these days of strong arguments for and against the use of civilian review boards in police cases, it was to be expected that many books. It is a truism that the administration of criminal justice consists of a series of discretionary decisions by police, prosecutors, judges, and other officials.

Analyzing the origins, nature, and impact of various efforts to control discretion, Taming the System is the first comprehensive history of the reform attempts in the past forty years. Book Review: The Control of Police Discretion: The Danish Experience: By Thomas J.

Aaron, Published by Charles C. Thomas, Springfield, Illinois Authors Robert E. Dineen. The primary purpose of this book is to analyze the origins, nature, and impact of various efforts to control discretion.

Four particular decision points are selected for detailed examination: police discretion, bail setting, plea bargaining, and sentencing. Many other decision points in the criminal justice system are not examined. Police officers exercise a tremendous amount of discretion in carrying out their functions.

That is, they make many choices from a range of possible actions or inactions available to them, and their choices are not specifically prescribed by law, policy, procedure, or rule.

Police discretion; The Ethics of Policing. The Ethics of Policing But significant steps were taken to control the way in which it was used.

The exercise of discretion is often said to be central to professional decision making. Recommend this book. Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this book to your organisation's. Police Officers’ Decision Making and Discretion: Forming Suspicion and Making a Stop Abstract Most police activity occurs in private, away from the public=s view.

This creates a situation that allows police officers discretion in the way they think about what they. Police Discretion By STEPHEN D. MASTROFSKI The Committee to Review Research on Police Policy and Practices' Fairness and Effectiveness in Policing: The Evidence provides a review of research on the causes of street-level police behavior, but the report offers little insight into how to control that discretion effectively.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Aaron, Thomas J. Control of police discretion. Springfield, Ill., Thomas [] (OCoLC) Document Type. The book, Varieties of Police Behavior was written by _____.

James Q. Wilson The era in law enforcement marked by political corruption and political control of policing was called the traditional or political period.

Police officers have very little discretion in deciding to take a juvenile into custody or not. false, they have a lot of. Controlling police discretion There is no maximum control of discretion in a given society since it is an inevitable aspect in the criminal justice systems.

Maximum control of discretion means that the police officers are required to adhere to the provided laws to the latter in all the situations they encounter. It is a truism that the administration of criminal justice consists of a series of discretionary decisions by police, prosecutors, judges, and other officials.

Taming the System is a history of the forty-year effort to control the discretion. It examines the discretion problem from the initial "discovery" of the phenomenon by the American Bar Foundation in the s through to the most recent.

A brief history of the politics of police discretion is explored in this chapter. The Court has been the driving force for change in policing for thirty years, however, this chapter contends that the dominance of the Supreme Court has created several unfortunate effects on police discretion.

The chapter redirects thinking to a broad range of discretionary decision points. In this article, the authors seek to refine our understanding of discretion in modern policing by examining the historical evolution of the concept, and the modern challenges facing individual officers and police organisations in reconciling, on the one hand, the duty to enforce the law fairly and impartially, and on the other hand, the need to temper strict law enforcement for sound policy and operational reasons.

policy alternatives for police discretion Restrictive policies -- these tend to be big rule books that specify as many situations as possible and contain severe restrictions on officer judgment.

Discouragement policies -- these tend to only list the most extreme and critical situations an. Police Use of Excessive Force: Exploring Various Control Mechanisms (From Critical Issues in Crime and Justice, P, Albert R Roberts, ed. -- See NCJ- ) Author(s). Coercive authority is central to the police role, and the discretionary use of police authority is a decision-making process, as officers evaluate the situations in which they intervene and choose a course of action from among a set of alternatives.

This entry approaches the study of police discretion from this decision-making perspective. Controlling Police Discretion Given the relative importance and challenges brought about by the issue of police discretion, there needs to be a controlling mechanism that will seek to prevent the misuse and abuse of power by police.

By controlling such concept, the process becomes objective, justified, fair and equal.Walker S, Taming the System: The Control of Discretion in Criminal Justice (Oxford University Press, ).

Hawkins K, ‘The Use of Legal Discretion: Perspectives from Law and Social Science’ in Hawkins K (ed), The Uses of Discretion (Clarendon, ) p   With the “discovery” of discretion came the attempts to control it or abolish it.

“Further research and discussion indicate that discretion is an inescapable reality, and the focus of reform shifts to efforts to regulate it” (Walker,p. 16). Criticisms of how police exercise their discretion are not new or uncommon.