03 December 2008

Broken Windows Theory Tested

Some Dutch guys set up experiments to test the Broken Windows theory and found it to be true.
The researchers’ conclusion is that one example of disorder, like graffiti or littering, can indeed encourage another, like stealing. Dr Kelling was right. The message for policymakers and police officers is that clearing up graffiti or littering promptly could help fight the spread of crime.

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