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A major view of the roleo f the police that emphasizes crime fighting or law enforcement
Major view of the role of the police that emphasizes keeping the peace and providing social services
Secondary Goals & Objectives (6)
preventing crime, arresting and prosecuting offenders, recovering stolen and missing property, assisting the sick and injured, enforcing noncriminal regulations, delivering services not available elsewhere in the community
a concept that suggests that the police are always present or always seem to be present
Police Operational Styles
styles adopted by police officers as a way of thinking about the role of the police and law in society
Eight Reasons to Exercise Discretion
To arrest, stop/question/frisk, use physical force, use deadly force, write traffic summonses, use certain enforcement tactics (harassment, moving loiterers, warnings, etc.), to take a report on a crime, investigate a crime
Four Major Factors that Influence Discretion
characteristics of the crime, relationship between the alleged criminal and the victim, relationship between police and the criminal or victim, & department policies
Fleeing Felon Doctrine
Doctrine widely followed prior to the 1960s that allowed police officers to use deadly force to apprehend a fleeing felon
Defense of Life Standard
doctrine allowing police officers to use deadly force agasinst individuals using dealdly force against an officer or others
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