Exercising Discretion

1st Edition

Loraine Gelsthorpe, Nicola Padfield

Willan
Published January 21, 2016
Reference - 240 Pages
ISBN 9781138969254 - CAT# Y208104

For Instructors Request Inspection Copy

was $49.95

USD$39.96

SAVE ~$9.99

Add to Wish List
FREE Standard Shipping!

Summary

The exercise of discretion in the criminal justice system and related agencies often plays a key part in decisions which are made, but definitions of discretion are not clear, and despite widespread recognition of its importance there is much controversy on its nature and legitimacy.

This book seeks to explore the importance of discretion to an understanding of the nature of the 'making of justice' in theory and practice, taking as its starting point the wide discretionary powers wielded by many of the key players in the criminal justice and related systems. It focuses on the core elements and contexts of discretion, looking at the power, ability, authority and duties of individuals, officials and organisations to decide, select or interpret vague standards, requirements or statutory uncertainties.

Instructors

We provide complimentary e-inspection copies of primary textbooks to instructors considering our books for course adoption.

Request an
e-inspection copy

Share this Title