"On Crime as Science (a Neighbor at a Time)"

Gregory Alan Bolcer gbolcer at endeavors.com
Tue Jan 6 08:58:26 PST 2004


They've known about broken windows and
tagging graffiti in Los Angeles and Orange
Counties for at least a decade and have
been discussed at least a decade before
that as related to the orignal AM article.

In Huntington Beach, they even went so far as
to have licensed graffiti walls where you
used to be able to take a city permit out to
display your artwork.  Since 1985 when many of
these programs were instituted, no walls have
survived.  The main reason?  The permits can't
be enforced and there was an extremely high correlation
between that and crime even when it's controlled.

Writers, taggers, piecers, it all ends in
vandalism.

Greg

Russell Turpin wrote:

> The "broken windows" theory never made much
> sense to me. It's good to see someone
> collecting data on this.
> 
> http://www.nytimes.com/2004/01/06/science/06PROF.html?pagewanted=all&position= 
> 
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