CJ 230 Project Three Template

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CJ 230 Project Three Template Domestic Violence Presentation Complete this template by replacing the bracketed text with the relevant information. Discretionary Decision Laws and Discretion Agency's Culture Amount of Discretion Internal and External Discretion Situation 1 The discretionary decision shall be made regarding whether to arrest the man or not. According to the laws of Rhode Island, it is mandated that the officer, in response to the situation, shall adhere to the prescribed course of action by effectuating the arrest of the individual who has engaged in physical assault against another person, regardless of their marital relationship. The officer should exercise discretion in making a decision, taking into consideration the applicable laws and the individual's circumstances. In consideration of the fact that the woman expresses her unwillingness to pursue legal action against him and taking into account the existence of a life- threatening situation concerning the child, it is important to acknowledge According to Rhode Island legislation, it is mandated that law enforcement officers, upon responding to a domestic violence incident, are required to apprehend and detain any individual who has engaged in physical violence resulting in harm to the victim. This situation has the potential to provide challenges for the officer, since the man is now experiencing significant difficulties and the child may need his support at this time. The spouse exhibits reluctance in pursuing legal action, which may influence the decision to refrain from apprehending The organizational culture of an agency may significantly influence the exercise of discretion, such as the acceptance of bribes. If there is a reputation among other members of a police department for accepting bribes, it might potentially create a challenging situation for a new officer who is faced with the decision to refuse a bribe. In such a scenario, if the new officer succumbs to the bribe and allows a suspect to evade legal consequences, it will signify a violation of the law. The individual in question may be inclined to succumb to the temptation of accepting the bribe and therefore facilitating the occurrence of this event, mostly due to the fact that other officers within the department also engage in the practice of accepting bribes. In the given scenario, if the officer originates from a household where domestic violence is prevalent, it is plausible that he may exhibit If a law enforcement officer is granted more discretionary powers, they could be inclined to disregard the situation if the woman involved expresses a reluctance to press charges against the man, rather than adhering to Rhode Island's legal requirement for the responding officer to arrest and detain the assailant. In this scenario, it is possible that the responding officer's internal discretion may be influenced by their cultural background, leading to a potential bias towards accepting this kind of situation. Consequently, the officer may be inclined to listen to all parties involved and make a decision on whether or not to apprehend the attacker. The external discretion would manifest as a failure to adhere to Rhode Island's laws and procedures pertaining to the apprehension and detention of individuals, so neglecting the need to take the man into
Discretionary Decision Laws and Discretion Agency's Culture Amount of Discretion Internal and External Discretion that the woman's fear and her statement of not wanting to press charges may be influenced by the presence of her husband. the individual. However, it is important to ensure adherence to legal statutes and procedural protocols. heightened resolve in apprehending the individual involved or alternatively, he may possess a greater comprehension of the circumstances and display a more lenient disposition. custody under the given circumstances. The situation is beyond his control. Situation 2 The discretionary determination would include identifying the spouse who is mostly responsible for the prevailing issues, and thereafter, the responding officers should use their judgment in deciding whether or not to apprehend her. The male individual expresses a desire for the female counterpart to calm down, suggesting that a prudent course of action would include detaining the wife without resorting to formal arrest. In this scenario, even if one is unable to lawfully detain her, she would still have the opportunity to regain composure in the designated facility. According to the regulations set out by the State of Rhode Island, it is mandated that the responding officer apprehend and detain the assailant in the event of overt acts of violence or discernible indications of an assault. In this scenario, there are no apparent visible indications of an attack. Consequently, the officer has complete discretion in determining whether or not to apprehend the wife. In this particular town, there exists a close-knit community whereby the majority of individuals possess knowledge about one another. Consequently, addressing various occurrences within this context presents a somewhat more complex task, particularly with regards to exercising discretion. The responding officers are likely to exhibit a higher degree of bias and have a strong emotional investment in their community. In order to make an appropriate decision, individuals must possess the ability to overcome their personal biases associated with their small-town background and familiarity with the local community. The extent to which an officer is granted discretion depends on the particular occurrence being considered. In situations when physical injury has not occurred as a result of violence, law enforcement officials have a higher level of latitude in deciding the best suitable approach to de-escalate the situation and take Based on internal deliberations, it can be inferred that the officer's partner has personal familiarity with the individual involved in this incident. Given their shared background in a small community, it is probable that the officer's partner places a high level of trust in their colleague's testimony. Consequently, if the individual in question happens to be a friend of the officer's partner, it is likely that a bias exists, perhaps leading the partner to favor the individual's perspective in this particular situation.
Discretionary Decision Laws and Discretion Agency's Culture Amount of Discretion Internal and External Discretion preventive measures to avoid any negative consequences in the immediate future. The ultimate determination will likely conclude that no criminal offense was perpetrated. Consequently, the responding officer will be tasked with making a judgement on how best to pacify the situation and ensure the safety of all those involved.
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