Discretion and the criminal justice process
The book discusses the exercise of discretion, the influence of the values of law enforcement officials, and the potential for arbitrary behavior in the administration of justice.
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DISCRETIONARY CRIMINAL JUSTICE
THE SUBJECTS OF CRIMINAL JUSTICETHE VICTIM
HI POLICE DECISIONMAKING
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abstract law accept accused party accused person actions administration of justice affluent arrest attempt attitude authority basis become believe bureaucratic charge citizenry citizens client committed conviction cooperate court courtroom criminal justice process criminal justice system criminal law deal decision decision-making defense attorney defense counsel defense lawyer discretionary power evidence expected fact factor feel formal function grand jury groups guilty handle ideology incarceration indictment individual influence informal policies inmate innocent interest investigation involved judge judge's judgment judicial jurors Kenneth Culp Davis law enforcement lawbreakers lawyers matter means moral needs norms offense operations organizational parole board patrol officer plea bargaining police discretion police officer political politicians prison probation officer probationer procedure programs prosecution prosecutor protect public defender punishment reason report crimes responsibility role seek sentence serve social society society's specifically status supervision tend tion trial victim Victimless crimes violations white-collar crimes wrongdoers wrongdoing