The Broken Windows Theory Set The Standards of Law Enforcement

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Introduction: Many experts look at experts’ looks at data and research. Great experts find out and test their research. Traditional old concepts of police work caused many to venture and test anything. George Kelling and James Q. Wilson analyzed and tested their hypothesis. I will break down their “Broken Windows Theory” and how this has changed law enforcement today. Topic I. The Broken Windows set the standards for law enforcement. A. Early Beginnings of the Broken Windows theory. B. Specific arguments regarding the Broken Windows theory. C. Community Policing was brought to New York City. Topic II. Furthermore, the criminal justice system brought up new ideals with the Broken Windows theory. A. Zero tolerance policy came about. B. Proactive approach on crime. C. Serious crimes versus minor offenses response. Topic III. The broken windows theory legacy for the future A. Officers’ duty in regards to the broken windows theory. B. Courts duty in regards to the broken windows theory. C. Community response to the broken windows theory. Topic I. The Broken Windows theory set the standards of law enforcement. A. Early beginnings of the Broken Windows theory. During the seventies in New Jersey created a program that could change life in society. This program occurred only in twenty-eight cities. Government and public officials were excited about this concept. Police officials were not so much. Foot patrol made officers walk in sleet and snow. Assigned foot patrol was a way of punishment for officers. State funding of foot patrol shut the mouths of some people. Silence stopped after the “Police Foundation”(Kelling) put foot patrol to the actual test. To contrary belief this rattled some arguments in the community an... ... middle of paper ... Kelling , G and Wilson, J . ( 1 March 1982) . The Atlantic: Broken window the police and Neighborhood safety. Retrieved on 12 April 2014. Marquard , B. (3 March 2012). Boston Globe : James Wilson , co-author of the Broken windows theory helped reduce crime. Retrieved on 12 April 2014. Schudel , M. (2 March 2012) . James Q. Wilson scholar indentified with the broken window theory of crime prevention, Dies at 80. Retreived on 12 April 2014.

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