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Communities are frequently concerned about whether police are vigilant in carrying out their responsibilities. Several communities have experimented with incentive compensation for police. In particular, some cities have paid members of the police force based on the number of arrests that they personally make. Discuss the likely effects of this compensation policy.

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Paying police by the arrest raises two unpleasant issues. First, they may begin to adopt questionable interpretations of the law to arrest more people. ...

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