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Chapter 14 slides - Order reduces fear of crime Discretion...

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Order maintenance is: the most important police function the most troublesome police function Lack of a definition of order Order=absence of disorder Uncertain legal basis Discretion Conflicting expectations Difficult to maintain; often antagonizes citizens
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Discretion Discretion=ability to choose among courses of  action or inaction Types of discretion Invocation Non-invocation Non-invocation=low visibility Policies control discretion
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Maintenance of order Influenced by: Public expectations Public perceptions Broken Windows and order Order is related to crime Disorder~lack of control, danger, lack of help
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Unformatted text preview: Order reduces fear of crime Discretion & order Non-invocation used more than invocation Non-invocation influenced by: Police authority Ability to restore or preserve order Officer response to citizens Universalistic Particularistic Situations are ambiguous Decisions must be made in this uncertain The goal of order Order varies The importance of order affects officers choices Types of disorder Public vs. private Physical vs. social Disrespect vs. resistance Police most interested in public disorder, disrespect, & resistance...
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This note was uploaded on 11/15/2011 for the course CJ 102 taught by Professor Bostaph during the Fall '11 term at Boise State.

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