Zero Tolerance Policing: A Case Study

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jurisdictions. Several victims of police brutality came out to lodge accusations to complaints commissions. Overall, the approach is a simple model whose only aim is fixing the problem of crimes temporarily (Greene, 2014). It, however, does not address the underlying causes of crime.
Alternative Solutions One of the alternatives to zero tolerance policing is community policing. In this model, both the law enforcers and the citizens have the shared responsibility of identifying and solving crime in a region (Reisig, 2010). The citizens are required to assist the police by being vigilant and reporting any suspicious activity to the police. The citizens also establish a neighborhood watch and citizen patrol camps that look out for criminal activities in a locality. The law enforcers also collaborate with public and private organizations to combat crime. San Diego, California has successfully implemented this initiative. At the beginning of the 21st century, San Diego had a crime rate ranking of 145 out of 189 states while New York was ranked 150 (Greene, 2014, p.189). It 's community policing was called the neighborhood policing. Another alternative is the problem-oriented approach to crime. It involves the identification and analysis of specific crimes and
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Since then various jurisdictions have applied the policing approach with most replicating the 1994 New York model. The approach has been successful in reducing crimes leading to a boost in tourism in areas like New York. However, there have been concerns such as human rights abuses due to police brutality while, in South Australia, criminals have embraced other forms of crime like property theft. However, there are alternatives to zero tolerance policing. They include the community policing and the problem-oriented approach to law enforcement. These two policing methods have produced valid results at lesser costs in states such as San

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