George Gladwell's Broken Window Theory

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As Gladwell mentions that the broken window theory and the graffiti on the subway are serious problems, so Gladwell mention a way that “Because he believed that, like graffiti, fare-beating could be a signal, a small expression of disorder that invite much more serious crime” (153) and “the team would nab fare-beaters one by one, handcuff them, and leave them standing”(154) “Graffiti” and “fare-beating” are like broken window theory, if nobody cares the problems, then, the problem will still exist and become more seriously. So handcuff people without paying a token is a method to renovate the system and change their minds. As the renovation, people will change their minds and not be evading the system again. As lots of people being handcuff,

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