How A Theory Of Crime And Policing Was Born, And Went Terribly Wrong

How A Theory Of Crime And Policing Was Born, And Went Terribly Wrong

The "broken windows" theory of policing suggested that cleaning up the visible signs of disorder — like graffiti, loitering, panhandling and prostitution — would prevent more serious crime.

Decades ago, researchers introduced a new theory of policing. It’s called “broken windows” and is seen by many as a cure-all for crime. But the idea is often used in ways its creators never intended.

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Source: NPR
How A Theory Of Crime And Policing Was Born, And Went Terribly Wrong

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