extreme intolerance of antisocial behavior (usually by an uncompromising application of the law)
"he urged zero tolerance for priests who abuse children sexually"
The strict policy of enforcing all the laws of a state, or the rules of an institution, and allowing no toleration or compromise for first-time offenders or petty violations
A zero tolerance policy imposes automatic punishment for infractions of a stated rule, with the intention of eliminating undesirable conduct. Zero-tolerance policies forbid persons in positions of authority from exercising discretion or changing punishments to fit the circumstances subjectively; they are required to impose a pre-determined punishment regardless of individual culpability, extenuating circumstances, or history. This pre-determined punishment need not be severe, but it is always meted out. Zero-tolerance policies are studied in criminology and are common in formal and informal policing systems around the world. The policies also appear in informal situations where there may be sexual harassment or Internet misuse in educational and workplace environments. Little evidence supports the claimed effectiveness of zero-tolerance policies. One underlying problem is that there are a great many reasons why people hesitate to intervene, or to report behavior they find to be unacceptable or unlawful. Zero-tolerance policies address, at best, only a few of these reasons.
The numerical value of zero tolerance in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of zero tolerance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
We have said there will be zero tolerance for terrorism.
There should be a zero tolerance policy for extremists and terrorism.
I was not only shocked and disappointed but disgusted by the outright display of racism displayed in the video, ... We have zero tolerance for racism or any bad behavior.
I was not only shocked and disappointed but disgusted by the outright display of racism displayed in the video, sAE is a diverse organization, and we have zero tolerance for racism or any bad behavior.
Whilst anti-Semitism in Britain is not yet at the levels seen in most of Europe, the results of our survey should be a wakeup call, britain is at a tipping point: unless anti-Semitism is met with zero tolerance, it will continue to grow and British Jews may increasingly question their place in their own country.
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