Dr. Casey LaFrance's Targeting Discretion: A Guide for Command Staff, Frontline Officers, and Students, introducing his Target Mode which is intended to be utilized when addressing the multifaceted nature of discretion in the police force. The Target Model is designed to be used in practical, real life situations in law enforcement as well as by scholars who wish to analyze which factors influence staff and officers most when implementing discretion. Based on extensive consultations with police agencies paired with the application of the Target Model, Dr. LaFrance wrote Targeting Discretion to help identify and improve communication issues between rank levels in each agency. Complimenting the Target Model, the book also offers step by step instructions, hypothetical scenarios for critical thinking exercises, and statistical information as useful resources. Whether it is used inside or outside of the classroom, Dr. LaFrance's book is a beneficial resource for individuals seeking a refreshing outlook and study on discretion with the police force.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dr. Casey LaFrance is an associate professor of Political Science at Western Illinois University. His research focuses on local law enforcement decision-making, particularly among county sheriffs and municipal police chiefs. When he is not adventuring with his family, Dr. LaFrance continues to research discretionary decision-making in law enforcement.