Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The Broken Windows Theory

I have long been a proponent of the "Broken Windows" theory of crime prevention. I was first exposed to the theory in law school by Professor Herman Goldstein, who is an expert in the role of the police in the prevention of crime. While the theory makes sense, it has been hard to do the research to test the theory scientifically. This article/podcast from Scientific American shows an attempt to test it scientifically.

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