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Question 3 Police decisions and behavior can differ depending on a given situation. Community, organizational, situational, and individual factors tie into how a certain situation is handled and actions the officer take. “They explored the possibility that, due to the focus on community preferences and less on legal requirements that community policing encourages, officers might tend to rely less on legal variables (strength of evidence, seriousness of offense, the preference of the victim, etc.) and more on extralegal variables (suspect and victim characteristics)” (Police Discretionary Behavior: A Study of Style (Brooks)). This shows that in a public situation matters are taken differently and now societies reactions are taken into account when dealing with a criminal action. Community policing ties into this matter and officers who were in support of it tended to be more selective when making an arrest. Community policing relies on taking risks and creative problem solving. “Not doing something may be equally as important as doing something” (Police Discretionary Behavior: A Study of Style (Brooks)). Police discretion allows officers to decide what rules should apply to a certain situation. The War On Drugs lead police officers to have strict regulations are rips were performed. This was a step taken to protect the community and get drugs off the street. An example of this is an officer will perform a rip and go undercover to buy dugs from a person off the street, once this deal is done the person can then be arrested.
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