Broken Window Theory

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Essay This essay will mainly focus on the theory of the ‘broken windows’, which was proposed by the two social scientists. “James Wilson and George Kelling”. Talking about any kind of crime, we understand that it will always carry negative consequences on our society. However, we have a good example how the theory of ‘broken window’ been used to implement a certain of crime. In the 1982 was published in an article, the theory of ‘broken windows’, which was proposed by two American criminologists James Q Wilson and George Kelling. The ‘broken windows’ looks at the relationship between crime and disorder. (Wilson and Kelling 1982) - argue that local citizens are singularly concerned about public order and that, furthermore, disorder and…show more content…
First and foremost, they removed the radio and battery; subsequently almost everything else that could be removed was also taken. Afterwards they say, random destruction began, windows were smashed, parts torn off, and so on. On the other hand, the vehicle in Palo Alto remained untouched for about a week. At that stage Zimbardo broke one of its windows with a sledgehammer. Virtually immediately passers-by joined in. Correspondingly, based on its action, within hours the car had been overturned and all but destroyed. According to Wilson and Kelling: Untended property becomes fair game for people out for fun or plunder and even, for people who ordinarily would not dream of doing such things, and…show more content…
Because of the nature of community life in Bronx – its anonymity, the frequency with which cars are abandoned and things are stolen or broken. The past experience of ‘no one caring’ - vandalism begins much more quickly than it does in staid Palo Alto, where people who live there, have to believe that private possessions are cared for, and that destructive behaviour is costly. For instance, those two scientists “Wilson and Kelling” used the ‘broken windows’ of Zimbardor’s cars as a metonymy for the ways in which what they refer to as ‘untended’ behaviour leads to breakdown of community controls. Their own argument is that serious street crime flourishes in areas in which disorderly behaviour goes unchecked. The New York city 1990S, at that time Kelling one of the author of the article, was working as a consultant, with the New York Transit Police who responsible for the city’s subways, and consequently with the New York Police Department. In both cases a series of strategies was developed, building on elements of the ‘broken windows’ thesis, they have been aimed at increasing order and reducing crime – in the subways and on the streets. Not only… but also, one of the

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