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Proactive policing and crime control

A quasi-experimental study of the generalized enforcement of low-level violations in New York City finds that proactive policing increases crime. This finding suggests the importance of taking a careful look at aggressive enforcement approaches used by police to reduce crime as they may be causing harm in urban communities.

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Weisburd, D. Proactive policing and crime control. Nat Hum Behav 1, 707–708 (2017).

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