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Unformatted text preview: In the case of domestic offenses, police officers avoid making arrests and taking the offender into custody. Their reasoning for this is that they believe more problems will arise from it. This is called “neutralization” which means that it’s a strategy used by cops in order to justify the wrongdoing of their actions. Although these offenses are generally greater than juvenile offenses, the police officers don’t arrest the perpetrator in this situation. Police officers dread showing up to a domestic dispute case because they believe it’s social work, brings no excitement and may cause a great deal of harm towards them. They neutralize their actions by stating that they can arrest the offender but the victim usually doesn’t press charges. Generally, domestic disputes involve low socioeconomic families so arresting would cause the family additional hardship....
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- Fall '10
- police officers, Henry Tran, situation. Police, juvenile spray painters, Professor Jesilow