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Barbara PlayerCJ 560Assignment #31.What is situationally based police discretion? How is discretion used and abused?
undermining of police-community relations, and the creation of dangerous working conditions for police officers. The use of police discretion to divert juveniles from formal juvenile justice processing is most likely to be effective when backed by referral resources that address the problem behaviors that occasioned police contact with the youth. Today’s police officers across America are being righteously scrutinized for their excessive use of force on unarmed black males and now black females. Even when the