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Old February 6th, 2009, 17:59   #18
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The proper term is "police discretion". In a world of finites, the police simply don't have the resources to pursuit every legal violation equally. In addition, not all legal violations are equal. This makes discretion one of the cornerstones of policing, even if academics often points out the various problems police discretion can produce.
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