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zero tolerance

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A law, policy, or practice that provides for the imposition of severe penalties for a proscribed offense or behavior without making exceptions for extenuating circumstances.

zero tolerance

n
1. (Law)
a. the policy of applying laws or penalties to even minor infringements of a code in order to reinforce its overall importance
b. (as modifier): a zero-tolerance policy on drugs.
2. the policy of applying laws or penalties to even minor infringements of a code in order to reinforce its overall importance
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Noun1.zero tolerance - extreme intolerance of antisocial behavior (usually by an uncompromising application of the law)zero tolerance - extreme intolerance of antisocial behavior (usually by an uncompromising application of the law); "he urged zero tolerance for priests who abuse children sexually"
intolerance - unwillingness to recognize and respect differences in opinions or beliefs
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The Knox County Board of Education argued that its zero-tolerance policy did not require scienter.
"Test, Punish, and Push Out," released January 20 as part of the group's Ending the Schoolhouse to Jailhouse Track project, details the impact that high-stakes testing and zero-tolerance policies have on graduation rates and students that enter the criminal justice system.
A zero-tolerance juvenile alcohol law; why legislation won't work.
The bill requires district school boards to revise their zero-tolerance policies to: define petty misconduct and offenses that pose a serious threat to school safety; clarify that zero-tolerance policies do not require the reporting of petty misconduct and certain misdemeanors to a law enforcement agency; provide for a review of the disciplinary action taken against a student pursuant to [section]1006.07, F.S.; and consider the particular circumstances surrounding the student's misbehavior in any disciplinary or prosecutorial action.
Led by the Dignity in Schools Campaign, a coalition of groups--including the American Psychological Association and American Civil Liberties Union--promoting alternatives to harsh zero-tolerance school discipline policies has asked the Department of Education to encourage school districts to invest Federal stimulus money in positive behavior supports (PBS), restorative practices, and other innovative approaches to improve student behavior and achievement.
There are different points-of-view about the value of and impact of zero-tolerance policies.
Even a "zero-tolerance" approach cannot safeguard European consumers against exposure to unauthorized genetically engineered crops, according to new studies.
A JUDGE yesterday slammed the booze culture and warned he'll jail first-offender drunken louts under his own zero-tolerance policy.
The law should adopt zero-tolerance towards law-breakers, especially the hardened, sick-minded type, and they should be locked away in real prisons for the rest of their useless, brainless days, where the only pastime would be counting the days, the weeks, the months, years and the decades as they passed by.
The Scottish Secondary Teachers Association have urged schools to take a "zero-tolerance" approach to pupils who target teachers online.
"I just really liked the picture." But the school says the photo violates its zero-tolerance weapons policy.
Amicus general secretary, Derek Simpson said, 'Our project aims to tackle this problem in partnership with employers by taking a zero-tolerance approach to bullying from the outset.