Summary Of Broken Windows Theory

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1. The article showcases how the “broken windows” theory was popularized, and proven to work, thus Mayor Giuliani of New York City applied the theory to lower crime rates throughout the city. However, it was later proven that the theory had faulty logic, and statistical backing thus losing momentum. Likewise, the article showcases how “broken windows” morphed into stop and frisk, which has increased tensions amongst the populous and the police. Overall, the article discusses how the disproved validity of a popular theory affected New York City over time.
2. The statistical concept that was ignored when forming the “broken windows” theory was reversion to the mean. Thus, over time there are a series of spikes and declines. And each time,

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