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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 its 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 dont arrest the perpetrator in this situation. Police officers dread showing up to a domestic dispute case because they believe its 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 doesnt press charges. Generally, domestic disputes involve low socioeconomic families so arresting would cause the family additional hardship....
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This note was uploaded on 09/04/2011 for the course CRIM C139 taught by Professor Jesilow during the Fall '10 term at UC Irvine.
- Fall '10