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Patel 1 Sunny Patel Sep 21, 2010 Consequences of crime prevention During the 1980’s, the city of New York experienced a substantial spike in its crime rates. The city was dealing with graffiti, fare-beating and criminals roaming among the citizens creating an unsafe environment and atmosphere. The city “averaged well over 2,000 murders and 600,000 serious felonies a year” (Gladwell 236), causing controversy, and leading to the city having to solve these crimes. The Broken Windows theory, proposed by James Q Wilson and George Kelling, was an effective way in decreasing crime, but it also led to other crimes occurring. To solve these crimes they first had to clean up the environment which was a major factor in these crimes because it had an impact on the behaviors and actions of the criminals. They did this by hiring William Bratton, who cracked down on graffiti and fare-beating, cleaning up the subway system. Having a positive effect, the city continued to stop petty crimes leading to more arrests and less criminals on the streets. But this led to some negative effects on the society, causing some people to feel the government should be taking care of larger crimes (drug dealings, murders, etc…), instead of the little crimes. The Broken Windows Theory was a great way in which they approached these crimes, leading to many positive and negative consequences. “The Broken Windows theory”, led to New York City Police Department hiring William Bratton, described as a “colorful, charismatic man, a born leader and he quickly made his presence felt” (Gladwell 239), Bratton influenced the whole society and changed the way the city approached crime prevention. He believed in the Broken
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Patel 2 Windows Theory and used it to stop the crimes being committed on subway stations. Before Bratton was hired the police officers were not concerned, they didn’t arrest
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