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Unformatted text preview: For example, in the substantive view discretionary tactics and morality would be seen as a necessary element. Officers cannot treat law as absolute because of the nature of law enforcement. Therefore, internal ethics must be drawn upon to maximize the effectivity of the police officer. In contrast, formal justice supporters would argue that by mixing ethics and morality with law enforcement, the legislative power of the law weakens. In addition, issues of racial and sociological profiling become more apparent. In either case, what is required is a refined mix of both morality and formal justice.Police cannot merely be thought of as crime robots but instead must be considered human representatives of law enforcement. Personal judgment must be considered and used carefully as not to distort and manipulate social situations. In this inherent paradox, the fine line must be checked and rechecked in order to ensure a fair and amicable enforcement of the law....
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This note was uploaded on 10/21/2008 for the course LSJ 375 taught by Professor Herbert during the Fall '07 term at University of Washington.
- Fall '07