Police Discretion: Definition, Examples, Pros & Cons

Instructions:

Choose an answer and hit 'next'. You will receive your score and answers at the end.

question 1 of 3

Which of the following is a type of decision a police officer must make utilizing his own discretion while on the job?

Create Your Account To Take This Quiz

As a member, you'll also get unlimited access to over 79,000 lessons in math, English, science, history, and more. Plus, get practice tests, quizzes, and personalized coaching to help you succeed.

Try it risk-free
Try it risk-free for 30 days. Cancel anytime
Already registered? Log in here for access

1. What is one reason proponents of police discretion cite for the use of discretion?

2. Which is a reason why people are against police discretion?

Create your account to access this entire worksheet
A Premium account gives you access to all lesson, practice exams, quizzes & worksheets
Access to all video lessons
Quizzes, practice exams & worksheets
Certificate of Completion
Access to instructors
Create an account to get started Create Account

About This Quiz & Worksheet

Through this assessment, you will encounter questions on police discretion which include when police use personal discretion and the arguments for and against police discretion.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Answer these questions to identify:

  • The decisions in which police must use personal discretion
  • Arguments for and against police use of discretion
  • Times when police have to exercise personal discretion

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on police discretion
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the pros and cons of police discretion and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding police use of personal discretion

Additional Learning

The lesson entitled Police Discretion: Definition, Examples, Pros & Cons is a great source of information on this topic and you can use it to meet the following objectives:

  • Identify situations in which police must use personal discretion
  • Understand the pros and cons of police discretion
  • Evaluate the rights granted to citizens under the Fourth Amendment
Support