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    The Broken Window Theory

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    My personal experience in participating in these discussions with my classmates has caused me to examine myself very much, as well as outside influences in the community. I want to say in Chapter 1 of the text when we learned about the broken window theory it really resonated with me as an individual. When I have been traveling or driving in poverty stricken neighborhoods I have always noticed how some of the windows are broken out and things are left unrepaired. It was important to read in the text that one window can leave a negative image. Rewinding back to me driving in poverty stricken neighborhoods I was that person with a negative image. I remember asking myself why they don’t fix that window. The reading and material in Chapter…

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    The Broken Window's Theory

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    The Broken Window’s Theory was developed by Professor James Q. Wilson and Professor George L. Kelling. Wilson and Kelling examined the relationship between disorder in a community and the criminal activity in that community. Their theory is based on the idea that one broken window in a building is a signal to potential criminals that the building and the community is not cared about. This leads the potential criminals to think that criminal deviancy is invited because no one appears to care…

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    The broken windows theory states that if society or a neighborhood allows people with in the community to commit small crimes then that area will be effected by serious crime in the future. The idea being that the small crimes create an environment that suggests that no one care’s or looks after that community. Making the neighborhood an ideal place to push the limits of the law. In areas of the United States that are exposed to poverty and have a high presence of minorities are associated with…

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    The Broken windows theory is a theory that was introduced by James Q. Wilson and George L. Kelling in 1982 and stated that the condition of a setting or environment is conducive to that of its crime rate. For example, such environments such as slums and projects are subjected to higher crime rates theoretically because they have deplorable infrastructure and already visible post-crime distress. That being said; any place with qualities such as good infrastructure and an absence of distress will…

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    BROKEN WINDOWS POLICING THEORY The Broken Windows theory of policing was a model discussed in 1982 by James Q. Wilson and George L. Kelling in an article in The Atlantic (1). The thought was if a building has a broken window left unrepaired it appears to show that no-one cares. Untended property becomes fair game for people up to no good even people who would not normally do such things. Wilson and Kelling stated in their article that because of the nature of community life in the Bronx,…

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    The Broken Window theory is created by criminologists James Q. Wilson and George Keeling. Wilson and Keeling said broken windows are analogous to cleaning up crime in neighborhoods by accepting the inevitable result of disorder. The Broken Window theory states that if a window is broken in a society that is heavily populated with crime and not replaced immediately, people who see the house with the broken window will think that no one cares about it. This will cause other crimes to be created…

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    Later, Kelling and Coles (1996) further developed the broken windows model by placing it in a broader legal context. They argued that the retreat from order maintenance policing to concentrate on serious crimes was a mistake (Kelling & Coles, 1996). Failure to address order maintenance by the police led to the increase in the level of incivilities. Increased incivilities became the signal for more serious crimes and further deterioration of the neighborhoods. Kelling and Coles (1996) linked…

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    The broken windows theory was proposed by two men named James Q. Willson and George Kelling in 1982. Their theory states “that crime is disorder and that if disorder were stopped, then serious crimes would therefore not occur.” If the smaller crimes were stopped, it would prevent bigger crimes in the future is how I see it. The simple definition is that if a broken window, left unattended, this would signal that no one cared and therefore ultimately lead to more disorder and even crime. So how…

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    How are the different perspectives of parents and children explored in the two poems? In ‘Girl’ and in ‘Little Boy Crying’, Jamaica Kincaid and Mervyn Morris both poems use the perspective of the parents in the poem to convey the message that they are giving. Both the mother and the father are giving advice to their children under different conditions. Kincaid’s mother gives her practical and helpful advice that will help her daughter keep her own house, while Morris talks about the emotions…

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    the numbness was gone and I felt every single word he was saying. I could not breathe right, and I didn’t feel my heart anymore, I didn 't hear hers. I had a sudden longing for every moment we had ever spent together, and I was wondering, “Why me, why tonight?” The world stopped for that one minute when the car was flipping over and over and all I heard was her heart, but clearly the world stops for no one, because it was moving faster than ever. So it has been two years since the day the…

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