Police Discretion with Young Offenders

Description of Figure IV.15 Style of policing by location of service

Figure IV.15 shows the distribution of policing styles used by sampled police officers serving in different assignments.

  • Patrol

    • Mostly reactive 50%
    • A bit of both 45%
    • Mostly proactive 5%
  • Youth squad

    • Mostly reactive 43%
    • A bit of both 43%
    • Mostly proactive 14%
  • SLO/SRO

    • Mostly reactive 14%
    • A bit of both 64%
    • Mostly proactive 21%
  • GIS

    • Mostly reactive 55%
    • A bit of both 39%
    • Mostly proactive 6%
  • Management

    • Mostly reactive 20%
    • A bit of both 68%
    • Mostly proactive 12%
  • Overall

    • Mostly reactive 40%
    • A bit of both 51%
    • Mostly proactive 9%

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