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    Power Of Environment

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    graffiti in public areas work hard towards the final product. Because their “artwork” requires a few days to complete, painting over their initial work the first time sends out an ambiguous message. The true power of context in that case, the sight of a never-before seen clean public transportation system, tells the vandals that vandalism will not be accepted and is now being enforced. By fixing the graffiti problem and keeping the trains well maintained, people will stop getting the impression that it is alright to vandalize them. The overall cultural change in that case would urge people to follow the new rule. As they see newly cleaned trains and their work constantly being washed off or…

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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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    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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    a change, the Broken Windows Theory explains why some traditions and practices are permanent at The Citadel and cannot be easily altered. While their tipping point and their environment undoubtedly affects the cadets’ behaviors and actions at The Citadel, other factors such as society’s perceptions of men also influence the cadets’ relationship to the outside world. Such factors influences the men because they are given standards they must adhere to, which prevents them from living their life…

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    In a modern world of fast-paced lifestyles, people are burdened and exhausted under great pressure. They do not have much time to pay attention to those details and little problems that exist in their environments. However, Gladwell brings the idea of “Tipping Point,” which means those little issues will ultimately go beyond the surface and become major problems. He uses the examples of graffiti and fare beating to show that how they can reach “Tipping Point.” This idea can be proved by “Broken…

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    Social Learning Theory

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    Introduction I chose to conduct my internship with the city of Syracuse police department. During my internship I have studied and applied three main theories that relate to the city of Syracuse and the work involved with the police officers. The theories supporting the research and experiences gained are broken down from criminology and psychology perspectives. The four theories explained in this paper are, broken windows theory, social learning theory, conflict theory and rational choice…

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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…

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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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    In an effort to reduce crime and prevent subway car vandalism, a newly appointed subway director, Daniel Gunn, implemented the “Broken Window Theory”. Criminologists James Q. Wilson and George Kelling proposed the theory that states that crimes that are more serious may be reduced by maintaining smaller crimes such as vandalism, public drinking, and jumping tollbooths. Gladwell further explains, “…he believed that like graffiti, fare—beating could be a signal, a small expression of disorder that…

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    time, and a change in one part of a culture changes other parts. One of the definition of culture change is a term used in public policy making that emphasizes the influence of cultural capital on individual and community behavior. There are many factors that cause the culture change: exchange and acceptance of ideas, movement of customs and ideas from one place to another, technological discoveries and invention, introduction of new ideas and perspectives, and environment. Among them,…

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