Broken Windows Theory Paper.docx - 1 Samantha Wisse Broken Windows Theory December 12th 2018 Criminology Broken Windows theory is a theory that is still

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1 Samantha Wisse Broken Windows Theory December 12th, 2018 Criminology Broken Windows theory is a theory that is still used today. Now what is broken windows theory? The theory states that, something that is clearly neglected can quickly become a target for vandals. But it eventually morphed into something far more than that. It became the basis for one of the most influential theories of crime and policing in America: "broken windows."’ (NPR) Some believe that the broken windows theory cannot actually be applied anywhere and that it’s just another theory with no real use; however the broken windows theory is used for studies all over the globe and it is even used in everyday policing. The broken window theory, in its use is one of the better theories that is used from day-to-day policing. The theory in context tells us that we can’t look at small petty crimes as nothing, otherwise other crimes could stem from this. If local law enforcement does nothing about a broken window then other windows will be broken, creating a worse situation. The theory is really a metaphor for stopping a crime before
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