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NCJ Number: 76678 Find in a Library
Title: Police Discretion and Decision Making
Author(s): C A Martin
Date Published: 1981
Page Count: 19
Sponsoring Agency: Vance Bibliographies
Monticello, IL 61856
Sale Source: Vance Bibliographies
P.O. Box 229
Monticello, IL 61856
United States of America
Type: Bibliography
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This 208-item bibliography on police discretion and decisionmaking includes books, journal articles, conference papers, government publications, dissertations, and materials available in microfiche.
Abstract: An introduction explains that all law enforcement officers must exercise discretion throughout their careers since full enforcement of the laws is not practical and attainable and wide latitude exists for determining how laws are to be enforced. These materials, dating from 1932 through 1978, address this subject and such related issues as departmental guidelines, enforcement procedures, laws, and regulations. Emphasis is placed on evaluation, research, and future goals. The materials are intended to assist police agencies, law enforcement officers, attorneys, students, and researchers. Materials are listed alphabetically by author. Annotations are not included.
Index Term(s): Police decisionmaking; Police discretion; Police legal limitations; Police responsibilities
Note: Public Administrative Series Bibliography P-714
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