Keywords discretion

Holmberg, L. (2000). “Discretionary Leniency and Typological Guilt: Results from a Danish Study of Police Discretion.” Journal of Scandinavian Studies in Criminology and Crime Prevention 1(2): 179-194.

discretion, discrimination, police decisions

Results from a qualitative study of police discretion in Denmark are presented. The aim of the study was to investigate…

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Ellis, D. (2012). Stop and Search: Disproportionality, Discretion and Generalisations. The Police Journal, 83(3), 1-18.

discretion, intuition, reasonable suspicion, stop and search, suspicion

It has long been recognised that discretion is vital to good police work. However, in Britain (and many other countries),…

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