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University of Toronto Mississauga
Paula Maurutto

Broken Windows- Lecture 5 March 1, 2013 Introduction  Wilson and Kelling’s Research- academic researchers; taken up by NY City mayor at the time  Connection to zero tolerance- police officers in NYC put on streets (not in their cruisers) to ensure public safety; cracking down on sex trade, auto offences, jaywalking, small drug offences o Public relations move (affects public perception of police and makes public feel safer) but doesn’t necessarily reduce crime o Critiques of zero tolerance policies- goes too far and violates civil rights and liberties  Has resulted in aggressive police practices; using minor incidences to stop and question and arrest people ; i.e. homeless people not charged but arrested only to move them out of city core **economic maneuver instead of something that actually deals with criminal justice**  Broken window similar to releaser cues; attempt to explain vandalism o If you have a window that is broken and left unrepaired in a building , this creates greater chance for remaining windows to be broken o People assume no one will assume broken windows and that sends message out to potential offenders and no one is there to maintain the building/guard the building (creates opportunity for vandalism or theft) o Police/society at large don’t crack down on minor deviant behaviour (especially visible ones like public drunkenness), this leads to releaser cues and sends neighbourhood into cycle of lawlessness **minor offences have serious consequences for life of neighbourhood communities**  In 1960s and 1970s, police tended to ignore minor crimes such as graffiti and such o Coincides with substantial growth of inner city crime (deterioration of inner city)  1980s- broken windows takes off in NYC  People scared to take subways and city was not making any profit on it; cleaned up s
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