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Proactive policing and crime control

Nature Human Behaviourvolume 1pages707708 (2017) | Download Citation

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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  1. Department of Criminology, Law and Society, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive MS 6D12, Fairfax, VA, 22030, USA

    • David Weisburd
  2. Institute of Criminology, Faculty of Law, The Hebrew University, Mt. Scopus, Jerusalem, 91905, Israel

    • David Weisburd


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