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Its one of the unavoidable realities of police work?

Discretionary decision making


So we are discussing the idea that a critical factor in police competence is ____ judgment. Police ____ is driven by the character of individual officers.

ethical; discretion


A ____ is the effort to see clearly, to see the reality of situations.

philosophic perspective


It is an occupation that involves the practioner in academic experience of substantial sophistication.

standard definition of a profession cited by sociologists


Professional solve problems in a ____ way.



The police officer who becomes involved in breaking procedural law in order to enforce substantive law is a hero, not only in public and in the imaginary world of entertainment, but in some cirlces on some occasions in the real world of policing.

Noble Cause Corruption


Obedience to God made it good, the end.

Ethical Formalism


German philosopher Immanuel Kant fathered the idea "Categorical Imperative. Its a nonreligious version of the New Testaments's "Golen Rule" (Jesus said, "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."). Kant's ethic is what philosophers call a ____ perspective, a term that indicates that a person has a duty to be ____.

deontological; reasonable.


Kant maintains that the individual can only be held accountable for that over which he or she has immediate ____, and in our conduct the only thig we absolutely ____ is our ____.

control; control; intention