Unformatted text preview: Police are more lenient than the law would allow. However, if there is strong evidence to warrant an arrest one will be made. The organization of arrest showed that various officers rely on citizens’ wants and desires to solve the issue at hand. There are three different models to the way police officers handle certain situations especially a DUI traffic stop. The rational model is usually how a rookie will handle a driving under the influence traffic stop. The rational model is to follow the rules and guidelines to the end. The constrained-rational model is the widely used model because it uses society as the rule provider. DUI traffic stops are easier to monitor and verify which leads to a better standard of arrest guidelines. It would make sense that the larger the organization the more discretion a police officer has for his arrest techniques. The smaller a department the easier it is to control officer behavior....
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- Fall '08
- The Police, Arrest, arrest rates