- Words: 1994
- Length: 7 Pages
- Topic: Criminal Justice
- Paper #: 48384712
By comparison, more proactive, crime-focused, or zero tolerance policing strategies make discretion more difficult to control administratively for several reasons.
Specifically, proactive officers generally function more autonomously in choosing where to initiate police action; consequently, they are involved in much higher proportions of serious criminal matters, requiring many more spontaneous opportunities to exercise discretion.
As a general rule, proactive police officers engaged in crime prevention-focused administrative strategies encounter more dangerous situations and