As previously mentioned, police officers and other law enforcement professionals are afforded the ability to exercise significant discretion when performing their day to day duties. Unfortunately, misuse of discretion can lead to abuses. One type of discretionary abuse involves excessive use of force. For additional information regarding this matter, see: Discuss the extent to which police officers and other criminal justice professionals should and should not be allowed to utilize force when performing their duties. Discuss some of the reasons law enforcement officers resort to utilizing excessive force. What steps can law enforcement organizations take to reduce the incidence of excessive force? ~~~For this or similar assignment papers~~~