Broken Windows Theory Essay

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The broken windows theory was initiated from the idea of “order maintenance”. Order maintenance gave off the impression that the community was not the authority in control, but that it tolerated minuscule actions that encourage more serious and more violent crimes. The adoption of the broke windows theory made way for the zero tolerance policy, which simply states that no matter what the circumstances are, when it comes to crimes within the streets and discipline in the schools, punishment will be applied. The broken windows theory is used as a signaling effect of urban disorder and vandalism on anti-social behavior and any other additional crimes. The theory expresses that while maintaining and keeping a watch over urban environments to help…show more content…
Order maintenance gave off the impression that the community was not the authority in control, but that it tolerated minuscule actions that encourage more serious and more violent crimes. The adoption of the broke windows theory made way for the zero tolerance policy, which simply states that no matter what the circumstances are, when it comes to crimes within the streets and discipline in the schools, punishment will be applied. The broken windows theory is used as a signaling effect of urban disorder and vandalism on anti-social behavior and any other additional crimes. The theory expresses that while maintaining and keeping a watch over urban environments to help prevent small crimes such as public drinking, vandalism, and turnstile-jumping, it also helps to create an atmosphere that is lawful and in order. This theory is used to prevent and deter more serious crimes from happening. The purpose of this essay was to discuss whether or not a broken windows styles of policing would lead to negative results in an impacted area, if it was possible to have assertive and proactive police efforts that did not generate negative complaints and if having a quality of life approach to policing would be beneficial and

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