Broken Windows In The 21st Century

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It is difficult to image that even James Q. Wilson or George L. Kelling (1982) foresaw the impact their “Broken Windows” article in the Atlantic Monthly would have in the society of policing. Interest in the theory proposed in the article still continues to be deliberated in the 21st century because the concept of it has had an immense impact on policing strategies around the world. In the policing world, broken windows remained prominent after being credited for the crime drop in New York City in the 1990’s. Broken windows based policing was a central focus in the efforts of police commissioner William Bratton and Mayor Rudolph Giuliani by putting the theory to the test in order to clean up the city. Crime decreased fiercely during this period
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