Influences Upon Police Independence of Decision Making in Investigating and Charging Offenders

6 Pages Posted: 16 Sep 2021

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Dr Sara Golru

The University of Sydney, Faculty of Law

Date Written: October 2017

Abstract

The historical influences of ministerial interference and racially prejudicial practices continue to operate upon police independence of decision making when investigating crime and deciding charges to be laid. High standards of integrity and accountability simply cannot be maintained when these influences upon police discretion repeatedly cause the resignation of police commissioners as well as the degrading treatment of Indigenous people.

Keywords: criminal justice; criminal law; discretion; police

Suggested Citation

Golru, Dr Sara, Influences Upon Police Independence of Decision Making in Investigating and Charging Offenders (October 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3905650 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3905650

Dr Sara Golru (Contact Author)

The University of Sydney, Faculty of Law ( email )

Faculty of Law Building, F10
Sydney, NSW
Australia

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