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Is neighborhood graffiti the same as neighborhood broken windows? JAMES Q WILSON passes at 80
Submitted by Jeff Buster on Fri, 03/02/2012 - 23:07.
Is Wilson's "broken window" theory actually a productive policing tactic?
Is the "broken window" theory the same as "zero tolerance"?
Is graffiti the same as a broken window?
What defines our community? Do youths or adults do it? Definition that is...
Avi Friedman postulates that sense of place is defined by idiosyncratic creative efforts.
In Tujuana, Mexico, Mr. Friedman comments that painted tires created and defined a healthy neighbor hood.
When you don't have money - how is your neighborhood distinquished?
Graffiti? Broken Windows?
Painted tires for sure.
I've been there. I liked it.
Here's a quote from the zero tolerance wikipedia page:
According to scholars, zero tolerance is the concept of giving carte blanche to the police for the inflexible repression of minor offenses, homeless people and the disorders associated with them. A well known criticism to this approach is that it redefines social problems in terms of security, it considers the poor as criminals, and it reduces crimes to only "street crimes", those committed by lower social classes, excluding white-collar crimes.
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