DQ The Role of Discretion in the Criminal Justice System
Police, prosecutors and judges exercise professional discretion in the course of their duties. Provide examples of how each exercises their discretion and discuss whether you believe that these actors have too much discretion in carrying out their functions. If you think these actors have too much discretionary authority, why do you think so? If not, why not? Discuss the impact that a lack of discretion on their part would have on the criminal justice system.
Criminal justice professionals are afforded a certain level of discretion when performing their duties. Police officers have the discretion to identify criminal suspects, make a