Judgement in Police Work

TitleJudgement in Police Work
Publication TypeWeb Article
Year of Publication1992
AuthorsDelattre, Edwin, J
Secondary AuthorsDavis, M
Series TitlePerspectives on the Professions
PublisherCenter for the Study of Ethics in the Professions, Illinois Institute of Technology
Place PublishedChicago
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsCriminal Justice , professional responsibility
AbstractDiscusses the inexpressibility of professional judgement to responsible policing and describes a case study showing how the good decisions and responsible conduct of a homicide lieutenant and the other police officers on the scene lead to extremely good police work. The author ends by pointing out the importance of recruiting standards for police work, and discusses the beating of Rodney King and the resulting violence in Los Angeles.
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