Wilson, James Q., and George L. Kelling: Broken Windows Theory

Jacinta M. Gau

In: Encyclopedia of Criminological Theory

Wilson, James Q., and George L. Kelling: Broken Windows Theory

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  • Broken windows theory has had a substantial impact on criminological theory and, in particular, on police policy. James Q. Wilson and George L. Kelling, the theory's creators, predicted that disorder is a precursor of serious crime. They posited that disorderly conditions ...

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