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Broken windows is broken: study shows that a more focused approach to tackling street violence can be more effective.

Sierra-Arevalo, Michael (2016) Broken windows is broken: study shows that a more focused approach to tackling street violence can be more effective. USApp– American Politics and Policy Blog (20 Jul 2016). Website.

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Abstract

For decades broken windows – the theory that tackling small nuisances will reduce the risk of more serious crime – has dominated policing in America. But new thinking about policing instead uses an approach which focuses resources on the small number of people who drive street violence. Michael Sierra-Arevalo and researchers at Yale University analyze one such initiative – Project Longevity – in New Haven, Connecticut. They find that the program can be linked to a significant reduction in the monthly number of group member shootings and homicides.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Authors, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science.
Divisions: Public Policy Group
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2016 11:39
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2021 23:28
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/67701

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