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Context Theory In Malcomb Gladwell's 'The Tipping Point'

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In chapter 4 of Malcomb Gladwell’s “The Tipping Point” discusses the Power of Context theory, also known as the Broken Window Theory. The basic argument of the theory is that crime is unavoidable if there is chaos unless there is some kind of small change in detail or approximate environment (Gladwell). That is, when a window has been broken for a while will make that building vulnerable for crime because it is perceived as no one is taking care of the broken window or the building but if the window is repaired or even shows signs of repair the building will not look like easy pickings for vandalism. New York’s Transit Authority used the Broken Window theory to help clean up crime by not focusing on all the major crime but started with cleaning
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