A decision tree is a great way to determine a course of action and possible outcomes associated with an officer’s decision. Today everyone has a camera and decisions are reviewed, questioned, and judged by those who have no idea what happened. In Ch. 5 you learned about tactical decision-making and scenario-based training for new officers. Discretion is a major part of a police officer’s role and the decision he or she makes in a split second can create many different outcomes and consequences.
Watch the Decision Tree video located in the University Library.
Read the Sidebar 11-1, “Police Discretion in an Unfolding Disturbance Call” in the “New Perspectives on Police Discretion” section of Ch. 11, “Police Discretion,” of The Police in America.
Consider the different stages the officer is faced with in the scenario.
Select stage four, five, or six and review the officer response provided.
Create a 10- to 12-slide PowerPoint® presentation in which you:
Describe possible decision points that the officer may have faced.
Explain how one decision the officer could have made modeled abuse of discretion or modeled positive use of discretion.
Describe factors that may limit the officer’s discretion.
Explain at least three internal and external mechanisms police departments use for accountability.
Incorporate at least two academic references outside of your textbook in your presentation.
Davis. Kabul was far from Adriana’s house and she saw the only way she could get there was through a plane. She knew a fellow medic who would provide her with a small aircraft that was used for emergency services. The duo drove to the place and Adriana’s colleague readily gave them the craft. Meanwhile, Davis would stay with Adriana’s colleague until Adriana came back. She promised to come back as soon as she got the help she needed. Davis had grown profoundly fond of her particularly due to her zeal and the vast knowledge she had about the American wars in Afghanistan and the Gulf. Adriana had barely gone for two kilometers when a missile shot by the Taliban flew past her and hit the right wing of the plane. The plane lost control and luckily submerged in an oasis. The Taliban drove towards her and captured her. As luck would have it, the Taliban were in a dire need of a medic and Adriana came in the right moment. The Taliban convinced her that they would provide security to her since the war was at its zenith. She unwillingly obliged because the insurgents would have killed her anyway if she refused. Davis and Adriana’s colleague saw the blast and assumed Adriana had been killed. In the US, word had gone by about the tragic events that met the US troops and a rescue team was airlifted from the Maxwell air force Base in the US. Soon a rescue mission was launched which saw the death of many Taliban forces. Davis learned about the rescue team and, using Adriana’s truck, traveled to the US embassy headquarters in Kabul. He was flown back to the US and learned about the death of his Army Captain including much of his team. As one of the few survivors of the war, Davis was showered with numerous accolades and was promoted to the rank of Sergeant Major. However, to him, these accolades >GET ANSWER