SOC 3750 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Maryland State Police, Robert Wilkins, Odds Ratio

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32% prefer to threaten or warn people instead: 11% do nothing, some officers did not know which part of the criminal code they violated they just let them go (common among rookie cops, authoritarian attitude - top 2. Higher officers who have good communication skills etc. Discretion and power we are talking about whether someone"s life. This is really about the importance of good judgement could take a left turn or a right turn. Police officers know that discretion is apart of doing good policing, so this is a part of something that you would have to look at when hiring recruits. Racial profiling: agenda: definition, situations where profiling might occur. Stop questions, and search (frisk: racism, suspicion, symbolic assailants, police counter arguments, effects of racial profiling. Racial profiling: understanding the concept: intensified surveillance, without probable cause, on the basis of race (wortley and tanner 2005; gardner 2015) Surveillance (this is where it occurs) contact potential chargers etc.

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