Illusion of order

the false promise of broken windows policing

By Harcourt, Bernard E.

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ISBN
978-0-67400-472-6
Publisher
Cambridge, Mass. ; Harvard University Press, 2001.


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Reviewed on June 1, 2001

For the past couple of decades, many police departments throughout the United States have utilized the order-maintenance approach. This method of policing has been directly influenced by the well-known "broken windows" theory, which can be traced to James Q. Wilson and George L. Kelling. Their theory suggests that if minor forms of disorder, such as graffiti, litter, panhandling, and prostitution, are left unatt...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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