Cultural and symbolic resonance of zero tolerance in the modern criminal system

Cultural and symbolic resonance of zero tolerance in the modern criminal system

Tbilisi. Human Rights Education and Monitoring Center (EMC) publishes an article of Karim Ismail translated by Nino Karanadze: Cultural and symbolic resonance of zero tolerance in the modern criminal system.

“This article asserts that the increase in punitive crime related measures, such as zero tolerance, is the outcome of a number of social, political, economic and cultural developments, which have transformed nature and social control of crime in the United States and other Western industrial states. Zero tolerance is a metaphor of our time”.

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Source: emc.org.ge

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