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Loitering

  • By: Nicole R. Green
  • In: Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement
  • Edited by: Larry E. Sullivan, Marie Simonetti Rosen, Dorthy Moses Schulz & M. R. Haberfeld
  • Subject:General Criminology & Criminal Justice, Police Studies (general)

In general, loitering refers to the act of loafing about a specific location. States and localities in the United States have a long history of enforcing laws against loitering in public areas. Early U.S. antiloitering laws were identical to English laws ...

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