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Sunny Patel 09/07/2010 Close Reading Assignment “The Power of Context: Bernie Goetz and the Rise and Fall of New York City Crime”, by Malcolm Gladwell, takes place in New York during the 1980s, when the Broken Windows theory formed the basis of a new strategy of addressing high crime rates in the city. During the 1980’s when New York City, “a city in the grip of one of the worst crime epidemics in history” (Gladwell 236), had everything going against them, got a huge turn around. Nobody would have thought it would recover and become one of the best cities, but that’s what happened because of drop in drug rates, increase in economy, which led to more jobs and less violence. This was caused because of long term changes, and the Broken Windows theory. What is the Broken Windows theory? The Broken Windows theory was introduced by James Q. Wilson and George Kelling, and stated that “If a window is broken and left unrepaired. ...Soon more windows will be broken….sending a signal that
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