Find 3 specific programs or policies (from the list below or any others!) and do some research into whether or not they do reduce crime. For each policy, fill out the “Policy Effectiveness” Template. You should use (and cite) at least 3 different sources for each policy. You can use a combination of academic articles, websites from groups and agencies, fact sheets, etc.


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*Hot spots in policing


*Progressive tax system


*Gun buyback programs


*Mandatory arrest policies


*Halfway houses


*Diversion programs


*Decriminalization of certain types of crimes


*Free or reduced college education


*Chicago Area Project


*Parental leave policies


*Zero tolerance policies


*mandatory parenting classes


*House arrest


*Death penalty


*Head start and preschool programs


*3 strikes laws


*Sterilization programs


*DARE (anti-drug programs)


*Increases in minimum wage


*Free mental health services


*Community corrections programs


*Civic organizations


*Zero tolerance policies


*Hate crime sentencing enhancement


*Mandatory minimum sentences


*Housing assistance programs


*Big Brother/Big Sister programs


* Corps and Comprehensive Employee Training Act (CETA)


*Neighborhood watch/block watch


*Mental health courts


*After school youth programs


*Restorative justice programs


*Peer Counseling/Mentoring

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