Evidence that curtailing proactive policing can reduce major crime

  title={Evidence that curtailing proactive policing can reduce major crime},
  author={Christopher M. Sullivan and Zachary P. O’Keeffe},
  journal={Nature Human Behaviour},
Governments employ police to prevent criminal acts. But it remains in dispute whether high rates of police stops, criminal summonses and aggressive low-level arrests reduce serious crime1–7. Police officers target their efforts at areas where crime is anticipated and/or where they expect enforcement will be most effective. Simultaneously, citizens decide to comply with the law or commit crime partly on the basis of police deployment and enforcement strategies. In other words, policing and crime… 
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