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by Catherine M. Coles,James Q. Wilson,George L. Kelling


James Q. Wilson and George L. Kelling first introduced the broken windows theory in an. .

James Q. Kelling first introduced the broken windows theory in an article titled "Broken Windows", in the March 1982 The Atlantic Monthly. Social psychologists and police officers tend to agree that if a window in a building is broken and is left unrepaired, all the rest of the windows will soon be broken.

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George L. Kelling, Catherine M. Coles. Based on a groundbreaking theory of crime prevention, this practical and empowering book shows how citizens, business owners, and police can work together to ensure the safety of their communities. Their antidote to "broken windows"-community policing.

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In the March, 1982, issue of The Atlantic Monthly, political scientist James Q. Wilson and criminologist George Kelling co-authored the cover story, "Broken Windows. Kelling, a criminologist whose broken windows theory, conceived with James Q. Wilson, revolutionized policing in America by targeting lesser infractions that stoke fear and unrest in urban neighborhoods, died on Wednesday at his home in Hanover, . He was 83. His death was confirmed by his wife, Catherine M. The cause was complications of cancer

Advocating a preventive strategy of community-based policing to maintain public order, a social study cites the successful implementation of such plans in New York City subways and in San Francisco where serious crime dramatically decreased. 20,000 first printing.

Fixing Broken Windows: Restoring Order & Reducing Crime in Our Communities epub download

ISBN13: 978-0684824468

ISBN: 0684824469

Author: Catherine M. Coles,James Q. Wilson,George L. Kelling

Category: Social Sciences

Subcategory: Social Sciences

Language: English

Publisher: Free Press; First Edition edition (November 6, 1996)

Pages: 336 pages

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Dikus
The origin of broken windows theory was an article in the March 1982 edition of The Atlantic by George L. Kelling and James Q. Wilson about the link between disorder and serious crime. The term comes from an analogy: “Social psychologists and police officers tend to agree that if a window in a building is broken and is left unrepaired, all the rest of the windows will soon be broken. This is as true in nice neighborhoods as in rundown ones… One unrepaired broken window is a signal that no one cares.”

Wesley Skogan “established the causal links between disorder and serious crime—empirically verifying the ‘Broken Windows’ hypotheses... Skogan found that disorder, both directly and as a precursor to crime, played an important role in neighborhood decline. By lowering community morale and giving the neighborhood a bad reputation throughout the city, disorder both in itself and through increased crime, undermined the stability of the local housing market: fearful residents moved out, and real estate values plunged. At the same time local businesses could not attract customers, and investment in the community plummeted. All of these factors contributed directly to decline and decay.”

The book includes a chapter on the history of policing in the United States in the 20th century. Around 1930 there was a shift from the neighborhood beat cop model to a centralized system of radio-dispatched patrol cars responding to crimes. “Alas, this model has failed dismally… because it does not recognize the links between disorder, fear, serious crime, and urban decay. And, the criminal justice system model has also failed because it ignores the role of citizens in crime prevention.”

The most interesting part of the book describes the various initiatives and challenges resulting in a major reduction in crime in New York City in early to mid-1990s.

“Lawlessness still reigned in the subway during the late 1980s. Panhandling, one of its most highly visible and intrusive signs, was endemic… Farebeating created an additional sense of lawlessness… Predators turned on tolltakers collecting tokens from the vaults, assaulting and robbing them. Estimated losses from the various fare scams and thefts ranged from $60 to $120 million a year, not to mention the indignation, demoralization, and fear that paying passengers and on-site transit staff felt.”

“In April 1990, William Bratton was recruited to lead the Transit Police Department (TPD).” Bratton saw “the three problems plaguing the subway—farebeating, disorder, and robbery—were in reality one problem, linked conceptually and sequentially. To deal with one was to deal with all three.”

“During the early days of the farebeating effort police discovered that a high percentage of those arrested for farebeating either were carrying illegal weapons or had warrants outstanding for their arrest on felony charges, many for crimes committed in the subway system. In certain neighborhoods, as many as one arrestee in ten was either wanted on a felony charge or carrying an illegal weapon.”

“Consequently, when action was taken against farebeaters, serious crime dropped. And consequently also, police morale soared—they really could make a difference. Soon the farebeating-disorder-robbery trilogy was adopted by line police officers as part of a single effort.”

This is a remarkable case-in-point that restoring order reduces crime: “Since the institution of an aggressive order-maintenance strategy, felonies have declined 75 percent and robberies 64 percent… in New York’s subways… Transit Police Department tactical changes were limited to targeting on farebeating and restoring order: no major anti-robbery or felony tactics were introduced.”

The success was not the result of police efforts alone. “The Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s total commitment to order restoration, which included eliminating graffiti, ‘hardening’ (that is, making targets less accessible), assertion of civilian control over territory through the station managers program, as well as police efforts.”

One of the recurring challenges described in the book is federal lawsuits (against several police departments across the country) brought by advocates for the homeless challenging the constitutionality of local ordinances. The key lesson is that ordinances need to address specific behaviors rather than economic status.

An example with the New York subway was a rule against obstructing. “It was sufficiently vague both to invite legal challenges, and to trouble line officers charged with enforcing it… What about someone who set his luggage on the platform, inadvertently blocking movement? Was this person obstructing and therefore deserving of police attention?”

“The problem was not really obstructing, but lying down… The rules that were finally adopted for enforcement prohibited acts such as applying graffiti, farebeating or tampering with fare collection boxes and turnstiles, solicitation, begging and panhandling, drinking alcoholic beverages or entering a transit facility or conveyance while unable to function safely due to the influence of alcohol or drugs, littering, urinating outside provided facilities, and lying down on a floor, platform, or stairway, or blocking free movement in such locations. Soliciting for licensed charities, public speaking, leafleting, and other speech-related activities were permissible in certain locations where they would pose no threat to the safety of transit system users.”

The authors chronicle Bratton’s continued use of order maintenance strategies to reduce crime after he was hired as NYPD commissioner by newly-elected mayor Giuliani in 1994. They also examine disorder and crime in San Francisco, Seattle, and Baltimore.
Dikus
The origin of broken windows theory was an article in the March 1982 edition of The Atlantic by George L. Kelling and James Q. Wilson about the link between disorder and serious crime. The term comes from an analogy: “Social psychologists and police officers tend to agree that if a window in a building is broken and is left unrepaired, all the rest of the windows will soon be broken. This is as true in nice neighborhoods as in rundown ones… One unrepaired broken window is a signal that no one cares.”

Wesley Skogan “established the causal links between disorder and serious crime—empirically verifying the ‘Broken Windows’ hypotheses... Skogan found that disorder, both directly and as a precursor to crime, played an important role in neighborhood decline. By lowering community morale and giving the neighborhood a bad reputation throughout the city, disorder both in itself and through increased crime, undermined the stability of the local housing market: fearful residents moved out, and real estate values plunged. At the same time local businesses could not attract customers, and investment in the community plummeted. All of these factors contributed directly to decline and decay.”

The book includes a chapter on the history of policing in the United States in the 20th century. Around 1930 there was a shift from the neighborhood beat cop model to a centralized system of radio-dispatched patrol cars responding to crimes. “Alas, this model has failed dismally… because it does not recognize the links between disorder, fear, serious crime, and urban decay. And, the criminal justice system model has also failed because it ignores the role of citizens in crime prevention.”

The most interesting part of the book describes the various initiatives and challenges resulting in a major reduction in crime in New York City in early to mid-1990s.

“Lawlessness still reigned in the subway during the late 1980s. Panhandling, one of its most highly visible and intrusive signs, was endemic… Farebeating created an additional sense of lawlessness… Predators turned on tolltakers collecting tokens from the vaults, assaulting and robbing them. Estimated losses from the various fare scams and thefts ranged from $60 to $120 million a year, not to mention the indignation, demoralization, and fear that paying passengers and on-site transit staff felt.”

“In April 1990, William Bratton was recruited to lead the Transit Police Department (TPD).” Bratton saw “the three problems plaguing the subway—farebeating, disorder, and robbery—were in reality one problem, linked conceptually and sequentially. To deal with one was to deal with all three.”

“During the early days of the farebeating effort police discovered that a high percentage of those arrested for farebeating either were carrying illegal weapons or had warrants outstanding for their arrest on felony charges, many for crimes committed in the subway system. In certain neighborhoods, as many as one arrestee in ten was either wanted on a felony charge or carrying an illegal weapon.”

“Consequently, when action was taken against farebeaters, serious crime dropped. And consequently also, police morale soared—they really could make a difference. Soon the farebeating-disorder-robbery trilogy was adopted by line police officers as part of a single effort.”

This is a remarkable case-in-point that restoring order reduces crime: “Since the institution of an aggressive order-maintenance strategy, felonies have declined 75 percent and robberies 64 percent… in New York’s subways… Transit Police Department tactical changes were limited to targeting on farebeating and restoring order: no major anti-robbery or felony tactics were introduced.”

The success was not the result of police efforts alone. “The Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s total commitment to order restoration, which included eliminating graffiti, ‘hardening’ (that is, making targets less accessible), assertion of civilian control over territory through the station managers program, as well as police efforts.”

One of the recurring challenges described in the book is federal lawsuits (against several police departments across the country) brought by advocates for the homeless challenging the constitutionality of local ordinances. The key lesson is that ordinances need to address specific behaviors rather than economic status.

An example with the New York subway was a rule against obstructing. “It was sufficiently vague both to invite legal challenges, and to trouble line officers charged with enforcing it… What about someone who set his luggage on the platform, inadvertently blocking movement? Was this person obstructing and therefore deserving of police attention?”

“The problem was not really obstructing, but lying down… The rules that were finally adopted for enforcement prohibited acts such as applying graffiti, farebeating or tampering with fare collection boxes and turnstiles, solicitation, begging and panhandling, drinking alcoholic beverages or entering a transit facility or conveyance while unable to function safely due to the influence of alcohol or drugs, littering, urinating outside provided facilities, and lying down on a floor, platform, or stairway, or blocking free movement in such locations. Soliciting for licensed charities, public speaking, leafleting, and other speech-related activities were permissible in certain locations where they would pose no threat to the safety of transit system users.”

The authors chronicle Bratton’s continued use of order maintenance strategies to reduce crime after he was hired as NYPD commissioner by newly-elected mayor Giuliani in 1994. They also examine disorder and crime in San Francisco, Seattle, and Baltimore.
Nilasida
This book was a mandatory reading for my class on the sociology of policing, and I absolutely loved every second of it. To be honest, I am for the idea of community policing and this book was just stroking my ego and points a little bit too. It examines all the areas of the benefits of community policing, specific instances where it is working, and specific instances where it is being legally oppressed. If you are interested in community policing or a student of sociology/criminology and would like more information on the topic this is an excellent resource. By far my favorite book that I have read for a class.
Nilasida
This book was a mandatory reading for my class on the sociology of policing, and I absolutely loved every second of it. To be honest, I am for the idea of community policing and this book was just stroking my ego and points a little bit too. It examines all the areas of the benefits of community policing, specific instances where it is working, and specific instances where it is being legally oppressed. If you are interested in community policing or a student of sociology/criminology and would like more information on the topic this is an excellent resource. By far my favorite book that I have read for a class.
Gamba
The concept of Broken Windows is finally gaining traction and this text by the author of the origial concept is well written and should be required reading for every urban pioneer.
Two years after writing the first review and I returned to comment again. The principles found in this book are gradually being put into place in our area and I believe that we are beginning to see results. I have found no other single book that so accurately lays out what needs to be done to reverse the deterioration of urban areas.
Gamba
The concept of Broken Windows is finally gaining traction and this text by the author of the origial concept is well written and should be required reading for every urban pioneer.
Two years after writing the first review and I returned to comment again. The principles found in this book are gradually being put into place in our area and I believe that we are beginning to see results. I have found no other single book that so accurately lays out what needs to be done to reverse the deterioration of urban areas.
Iraraeal
This book was required for a course on civic engagement, and comes highly recommended. I found it a little difficult to read, but the message presented by the authors on a holistic strategy of order restoration is important. This book should be required reading for any student, academic, lawmaker or law enforcement official interested in learning more about why traditional crime-fighting strategies have failed.
Iraraeal
This book was required for a course on civic engagement, and comes highly recommended. I found it a little difficult to read, but the message presented by the authors on a holistic strategy of order restoration is important. This book should be required reading for any student, academic, lawmaker or law enforcement official interested in learning more about why traditional crime-fighting strategies have failed.
Dead Samurai
This is a must read for all elected officials, public safety professionals at all levels and citizens who are tired of urban decay.
Dead Samurai
This is a must read for all elected officials, public safety professionals at all levels and citizens who are tired of urban decay.
Bludsong
what can i say? fast delivery. great content.
Bludsong
what can i say? fast delivery. great content.
elektron
very informative book,a must for anyone in law enforcement or even business, it shows how the little things if not attendded to can turn into big things. i would recommended this book.
elektron
very informative book,a must for anyone in law enforcement or even business, it shows how the little things if not attendded to can turn into big things. i would recommended this book.
Having worked in both Policing & Crime Prevention,I have long had doubts about the magical Cure all power attributed to Broken Windows Policies.

Fixing Broken windows not only casts considerable doubt on claims that "Broken Windows" is the THE answer to Crime & Violence reduction, it also gives alternatives.

I wish that I could afford to bulk order this book and send it to all 43 of England's Chief Constables and the Home Office...as they seem to have adopted the Broken windows policies "hook line & sinker" .
As George Kelling points out...Its not the economy ....Its the outcomes we should be watching and planning for..
Having worked in both Policing & Crime Prevention,I have long had doubts about the magical Cure all power attributed to Broken Windows Policies.

Fixing Broken windows not only casts considerable doubt on claims that "Broken Windows" is the THE answer to Crime & Violence reduction, it also gives alternatives.

I wish that I could afford to bulk order this book and send it to all 43 of England's Chief Constables and the Home Office...as they seem to have adopted the Broken windows policies "hook line & sinker" .
As George Kelling points out...Its not the economy ....Its the outcomes we should be watching and planning for..