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Zero Tolerance-Policing Model

            In 1996 the FBI crime Index stated that of the 25 largest United States cities, New .
             York had the third lowest crime rate. For a city with a population of 18 million people, .
             that is a pretty impressive statistic. This statistic was successfully achieved by .
             introducing the "Zero Tolerance-Policing" on the act of mayor Rudolph Guiliani in 1993. .
             Zero Tolerance-policing is a form of combating crime by " eliminating most of the .
             analysis stages and applying traditional law enforcement methods to solve the problem" .
             (Goff 121). Which means, that police would " target those individuals they feel are .
             responsible for disorder and incivility within the community."(Goff 121).
             The Zero Tolerance-policing has many key characteristics. To stop, search and .
             question any individuals that had violated the law, even if there infraction was minor. .
             William Bratton, who was now the new chief of police in New York, thought that if the .
             police were to stop anyone who looked suspicious it might help police prevent any crimes .
             from occurring as well as solving a crime or gathering information that might assist in .
             solving a crime.
             As violence and crime seem to be progressing in our society the Zero Tolerance-.
             policing model could be applied to any setting. Myself, I would apply this model .
             particularly to the downtown city core area. I think it would be particularly effective in .
             this setting because that is where most of the crimes occur. Although the majority of .
             crimes do occur in the downtown city core area, we cannot leave out the fact that .
             incidences do occur in small communities. May it be high density, multi-cultural, urban .
             areas, and aboriginal communities or even middle-class residential areas, crimes do occur and they cannot all be prevented. Take New York as an example, they implemented the .
             Zero Tolerance-policing to every community within New York.
             As crime is increasing within the community, police must continuously find ways .

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