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Zero Tolerance

  • By: George Kelling
  • 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)

The term zero tolerance was first used during the 1980s, with special reference to drug usage and dealing near schools. During the 1980s and 1990s, the term's usage in schools broadened to include bullying, violence, and weapons. Zero tolerance first began ...

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