zerotolerance

Zerotolerance - for a crime reduction in New York in the mid-1990 statistics show that in 1991 and 1992 the crime rate was already on its way down

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Ashley Hamilton Criminal Justice 100 Assignment #4 Zero-tolerance policing can be described as “never getting a break”. The zero-tolerance policy is when police enforce the law for everyone, no matter what the circumstances. In some ways, zero-tolerance can be good (lower crime rates), but for others it would be frustrating. Even if someone has never gotten a ticket before and they get pulled over, no matter what, they receive a ticket. Also, even though zero-tolerance policing is credited
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Unformatted text preview: for a crime reduction in New York in the mid-1990, statistics show that in 1991 and 1992 the crime rate was already on its way down, so the lower crime rate might not have been affected by zero-tolerance at all. In my opinion zero-tolerance policing is no worth it. It will take more time and money to enforce and officers should be able to use their own discretion....
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This essay was uploaded on 04/22/2008 for the course CRJ 100 taught by Professor Martin during the Winter '08 term at Des Moines CC.

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