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Zero tolerance policing

Maurice Punch


What is policing about and who defines it? This book examines these key issues by exploring the notion of zero tolerance and its application in different settings. Following its introduction in New York, and the seemingly dramatic reduction in crime, zero tolerance policing was taken up in a number of other countries, including the UK and the Netherlands. This book examines that process. It argues that this policy was, in fact, nothing more than a return to old-style, crime control policing. While it did foster the swift analysis of crime patterns and more assertive policing of public places, ... More

Keywords: policing, zero tolerance, crime, crime control policing, crime patterns, New York, UK, Netherlands

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9781847420558
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847420558.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Maurice Punch, author