Fixing Broken Windows

Restoring Order And Reducing Crime In Our Communities


Author: George L. Kelling,Catherine M. Coles

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684837382

Category: Political Science

Page: 319

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Cites successful examples of community-based policing

Die Broken-Windows-Theorie

Über den Einfluss der räumlichen Umgebung auf das Sozialverhalten


Author: David R. Hielscher (Dipl. Soz.)

Publisher: epubli

ISBN: 3737513384

Category: Psychology

Page: 144

View: 8108

Mit Hilfe eines computerisierten Laborexperiments wird der spannenden Frage nachgegangen, ob sich eine Veränderung der räumlichen Umgebung auf das Sozialverhalten der Probanden auswirkt.

Konfliktregulierung und Gewaltminimierung anhand des 'Broken-Window'-Konzepts


Author: Frank Rosenbauer

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3638641295


Page: 84

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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 1998 im Fachbereich Soziologie - Soziales System, Sozialstruktur, Klasse, Schichtung, Note: Leistungsnachweis erreicht, Universitat Siegen, 48 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Mit dem Namen des fruheren Harvard- (nunmehr UCLA-)Politologen J. Q. Wilson verbindet sich der wohl nachhaltigste und erfolgreichste Versuch einer im vollsten Kuhnschen Sinne paradigmischen Wende kriminologischen Denkens." (SACK 1996) Aber konnen anhand Wilsons folgenreicher Broken-Windows"-Theorie, die auch unter dem Schlagwort Zero tolerance," Null Toleranz gegenuber Rechtsbrechern" Furore macht, und anhand seiner vorausgegangenen Uberlegungen in dem Werk Thinking about crime," Aussagen zum Problem der Gewalt geleistet werden? Diese Theorie ist schliesslich von Hause aus keine Gewalttheorie, sondern eine Theorie uber das Entstehen und das Minimieren von Kriminalitat. Doch Kriminalitat tragt die Gewalt mit sich, wie sehr, hangt lediglich von der Definition von Gewalt ab. Und indem Wilson eine Theorie der Entwicklung von kleiner" zu grosser" Kriminalitat beschreibt, beschreibt er einen Prozess gen Gewalt, denn er beleuchtet den Fortgang von der Ordnungswidrigkeit" hin zur Gewaltkriminalitat." Ein seit wenigen Jahren angewandtes und offenbar erfolgreiches Konzept zur Gewaltminimierung in hochentwickelten Konfliktregelungsgesellschaften wird auf die Broken-Windows-Theorie gestutzt. Sie wird beschrieben als das meistzitierte Verstandigungsmedium uber die Richtung einer sich neu entwickelnden Kriminalpolitik in allen kapitalistischen Landern." Wilson/Kelling haben als new realists" den Weg bereitet fur eine neue konservative kriminalpolitische Schule, welche die Strategie in der Strafverfolgung verandert h

Broken Windows of the Soul

A Pastor and Christian Psychologist Discuss Sexual Sins and the Prescription to Heal Them


Author: Arnold R. Fleagle, DMin,Donald A. Lichi, PhD

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 1600662943

Category: Religion

Page: 136

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Broken Windows of the Soul: The "Broken Windows Theory" suggests that a community can reduce crime and maintain social order when small problems are fixed promptly. Alternatively, minor vandalism (such as broken windows) left unrepaired, sends the message that no one cares-inviting more serious crimes. Fleagle and Lichi have applied this theory to the problem of sexual temptation and moral failure. Broken Windows of the Soul reveals the destructive nature of infidelity, sexual perversion and pornography and its effect on the culture and the church. Unless the cracks are quickly repaired, more "broken windows of the soul" are soon to follow. Fleagle and Lichi teach the regular practice of spiritual disciplines to transform the heart and experience deep character change. Each chapter includes questions for individual or group study.

Broken Windows, Broken Business

How the Smallest Remedies Reap the Biggest Rewards


Author: Michael Levine

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0446535583

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 300

View: 6454

Once every few years a book comes along with an insight so penetrating, so powerful - and so simply, demonstrably true -that it instantly changes the way we think and do business. Such a book is Broken Windows, Broken Business, a breakthrough in management theory that can alter the destiny of countless companies striving to stay ahead of their competition. "In this vital work, author Michael Levine offers compelling evidence that problems in business, large and small, typically stem from inattention to tiny details. Social psychologists and criminologists agree that if a window in a building is broken and left unrepaired, soon thereafter the rest of the windows will be broken - and the perception will build that crime in that neighborhood is out of control. The same principle applies to business." "Drawing on real-world corporate examples, from JetBlue's decision to give fliers what they really want - leather seats, personal televisions, online ticketing - to Google's customer-based strategy for breaking out of the pack of Internet search engines, to business-to-business firms' successes and failures, Levine proves again and again how constant vigilance and an obsession with detail can make or break a business or a brand." "With tips and advice on changing any business to one that dots its i's, crosses its t's, and attracts more clients, Broken Windows, Broken Business goes straight to the heart of what makes all enterprises successful - the little things that mean a lot."--BOOK JACKET.

Police Innovation

Contrasting Perspectives


Author: David Weisburd,Anthony A. Braga

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139454331

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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Over the last three decades American policing has gone through a period of significant change and innovation. In what is a relatively short historical time frame the police began to reconsider their fundamental mission, the nature of the core strategies of policing, and the character of their relationships with the communities that they serve. This volume brings together leading police scholars to examine eight major innovations which emerged during this period: community policing, broken windows policing, problem oriented policing, pulling levers policing, third party policing, hot spots policing, Compstat and evidence-based policing. Including advocates and critics of each of the eight police innovations, this comprehensive book assesses the evidence on impacts of police innovation on crime and public safety, the extent of the implementation of these new approaches in police departments, and the dilemmas these approaches have created for police management. This book will appeal to students, scholars and researchers.

Money Jungle

Imagining the New Times Square


Author: Benjamin Chesluk

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813543819

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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For more than a century, Times Square has mesmerized the world with the spectacle of its dazzling supersigns, its theaters, and its often-seedy nightlife. New York City’s iconic crossroads has drawn crowds of revelers, thrill-seekers, and other urban denizens, not to mention lavish outpourings of advertising and development money. Many have hotly debated the recent transformation of this legendary intersection, with voices typically falling into two opposing camps. Some applaud a blighted red-light district becoming a big-budget, mainstream destination. Others lament an urban zone of lawless possibility being replaced by a Disneyfied, theme-park version of New York. In Money Jungle, Benjamin Chesluk shows that what is really at stake in Times Square are fundamental questions about city life—questions of power, pleasure, and what it means to be a citizen in contemporary urban space. Chesluk weaves together surprising stories of everyday life in and around the Times Square redevelopment, tracing the connections between people from every level of this grand project in social and spatial engineering: the developers, architects, and designers responsible for reshaping the urban public spaces of Times Square and Forty-second Street; the experimental Midtown Community Court and its Times Square Ink. job-training program for misdemeanor criminals; encounters between NYPD officers and residents of Hell’s Kitchen; and angry confrontations between city planners and neighborhood activists over the future of the area. With an eye for offbeat, telling details and a perspective that is at once sympathetic and critical, Chesluk documents how the redevelopment has tried, sometimes successfully and sometimes not, to reshape the people and places of Times Square. The result is a colorful and engaging portrait, illustrated by stunning photographs by long-time local photographer Maggie Hopp, of the street life, politics, economics, and cultural forces that mold America’s urban centers.

Black and Decker Outdoor Fix-It 101

Projects You Really Can Do Yourself


Author: Steve Willson

Publisher: Creative Publishing International

ISBN: 9781616733285

Category: House & Home

Page: 144

View: 5855

You can do it outdoors?REALLY Sure, every home has plumbing and wiring and decorating tasks to do, but new homeowners face daunting challenges outside the house, too. There are fences to mend, walkways to patched, siding to repair, roof leaks to be filled. And outdoor repair can be even more critical than indoor problems, since protecting a home's exterior against the elements is what makes a comfortable indoor life possible. Black & Decker Outdoor Fix-It 101 is a must-have book for inexperienced homeowners who need detailed, fool-proof information on the most common exterior repairs they're likely to face. It cover basic maintenance of the home's exterior shell-it's siding, foundation and roof-as well as maintenance and repair of driveways, walkways, fences and other essential outdoor structures. Also included are some genuine home improvements. Readers are provided with everything they need to do each of these projects successfully: background information, tool tips, safety tips, shopping advice, tools and materials lists-along with the most detailed step by step information available in any consumer book on home repair.

Die Erfindung des Verbrechens


Author: Henner Hess

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658100710

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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Die Kriminologie ist weitgehend von einer täterorientierten zu einer soziologischen Wissenschaft geworden, Devianz und soziale Kontrolle sind heute zentrale Themen der Soziologie. In ihrem Ansatz dem symbolischen Interaktionismus und dem sozialen Konstruktivismus verpflichtet, spiegeln die Beiträge dieses Bandes die ganze Breite einer Wissenschaft wieder, die sich den gesellschaftlich kreierten und definierten Zusammenhängen des Phänomens Kriminalität als sozialen „Erfindungen“ widmet.

Fixing Broken Cities

The Implementation of Urban Development Strategies


Author: John Kromer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135967148

Category: Political Science

Page: 344

View: 5601

Through the insightful lens of an experienced practitioner, this book describes the origin, execution, and impact of urban repopulation strategies—initiatives designed to attract residents, businesses, jobs, shoppers, and visitors to places that had undergone decades of decline and abandonment. The central question throughout the strategies explored in the book is who should benefit? Who should benefit from the allocation of scarce public capital? Who should enjoy the social benefits of urban development? And who will populate redeveloped areas? Kromer provides realistic guidance about how to move forward with strategic choices that have to be made in pursuing the best opportunities available within highly disadvantaged, resource-starved urban areas. Each of the cases presents strategies that are strongly influenced by geography, economics, politics, and individual leadership, but they address key issues that are major concerns everywhere: enlivening downtowns, stabilizing and strengthening neighborhoods, eliminating industrial-age blight, and providing quality public education options.


A Shane Scully Novel


Author: Stephen J. Cannell

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1429996684

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 883

In the last novel by acclaimed producer and New York Times bestselling author Stephen J. Cannell, LAPD detective Shane Scully and his partner Sumner Hitchens investigate a crime with ties to the sometimes violent world of reality TV Lita Mendez was a thorn in the LAPD's side. An aggressive police critic and gang activist, she'd filed countless complaints against the department. So when she's found dead in her home, Detective Scully and his partner Hitchens fear the worst: that there's a killer in their ranks. Outside the crime scene, Nixon Nash and his television crew have set up shop. Nash is the charismatic host of a hit reality show called "Vigilante TV," dedicated to beating the cops at their own game: solving murders before they can. Now he has the murder of Lita Mendez in his sights. He presents the detectives with a choice: either join his team, or prepare for a public takedown. But Scully knows that Nash isn't the folk-hero he seems. He will do anything in the name of self-promotion. If a detective got in his way, would he be prepared to kill? In this new novel, Scully will have to risk everything save himself and the job he loves.

The PerformanceStat Potential

A Leadership Strategy for Producing Results


Author: Robert D. Behn

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 0815725280

Category: Political Science

Page: 413

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It started two decades ago with CompStat in the New York City Police Department, and quickly jumped to police agencies across the U.S. and other nations. It was adapted by Baltimore, which created CitiStat—the first application of this leadership strategy to an entire jurisdiction. Today, governments at all levels employ PerformanceStat: a focused effort by public executives to exploit the power of purpose and motivation, responsibility and discretion, data and meetings, analysis and learning, feedback and follow-up—all to improve government's performance. Here, Harvard leadership and management guru Robert Behn analyzes the leadership behaviors at the core of PerformanceStat to identify how they work to produce results. He examines how the leaders of a variety of public organizations employ the strategy—the way the Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services uses its DPSSTATS to promote economic independence, how the City of New Orleans uses its BlightStat to eradicate blight in city neighborhoods, and what the Federal Emergency Management Agency does with its FEMAStat to ensure that the lessons from each crisis response, recovery, and mitigation are applied in the future. How best to harness the strategy's full capacity? The PerformanceStat Potential explains all.

How Now Shall We Live?


Author: Charles Colson,Nancy Pearcey

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9781414322421

Category: Religion

Page: 592

View: 7124

2000 Gold Medallion Award winner! Christianity is more than a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. It is also a worldview that not only answers life's basic questions—Where did we come from, and who are we? What has gone wrong with the world? What can we do to fix it?—but also shows us how we should live as a result of those answers. How Now Shall We Live? gives Christians the understanding, the confidence, and the tools to confront the world's bankrupt worldviews and to restore and redeem every aspect of contemporary culture: family, education, ethics, work, law, politics, science, art, music. This book will change every Christian who reads it. It will change the church in the new millennium.

Zero Tolerance

Quality of Life and the New Police Brutality in New York City


Author: Andrea Mcardle,Tanya Erzen

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814764142

Category: Social Science

Page: 316

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Amadou Diallo, Abner Louima, Anthony Baez, Patrick Dorismond. New York City has been rocked in recent years by the fate of these four men at the hands of the police. But police brutality in New York City is a multi-dimensional phenomenon that refers not only to the hyperviolent response of white male police officers as in these cases, but to an entire set of practices that target homeless people, vendors, and sexual minorities. The complexity of the problem requires a commensurate response, which Zero Tolerance fulfills with a range of scholarship and activism. Offering perspectives from law and society, women's studies, urban and cultural studies, labor history, and the visual arts, the essays assembled here complement, and provide a counterpoint, to the work of police scholars on this subject. Framed as both a response and a challenge to official claims that intensified law enforcement has produced New York City's declining crime rates, Zero Tolerance instead posits a definition of police brutality more encompassing than the use of excessive physical force. Further, it develops the connections between the most visible and familiar forms of police brutality that have sparked a new era of grassroots community activism, and the day-to-day violence that accompanies the city's campaign to police the "quality of life." Contributors include: Heather Barr, Paul G. Chevigny, Derrick Bell, Tanya Erzen, Dayo F. Gore, Amy S. Green, Paul Hoffman, Andrew Hsiao, Tamara Jones, Joo-Hyun Kang, Andrea McArdle, Bradley McCallum, Andrew Ross, Eric Tang, Jacqueline Tarry, Sasha Torres, and Jennifer R. Wynn.

Leadership & Unity in Islam


Author: Islamic Guidance Society

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595225594

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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The concept of leadership in Islam varies greatly among Muslims. Arguably, the lack of consensus derives from deviations in the interpretation and application of Islamic texts in modern times as well as from pressures exerted by external forces. When the Islamic ethics of disagreement are not observed, the result is the disunion and weakness of the Muslim masses. Tackling this problem requires objective studies and well-prepared consultations. To that end, IGS (Islamic Guidance Society) and ICOJ (Islamic Circle of Japan) intended to make a modest contri-bution by organizing an international conference on Muslim leadership and unity in August 2001 in Kobe, Japan. This book contains the research papers, essays, and other works prepared for the conference. Arranged in 5 parts, the 12 chapters of the book combine general and applied works, some focusing on Japan. Rather than opening passionate discussions on the current leadership of the Muslim world, the compilation highlights the prerequisites for successful leadership while investigating the factors affecting Muslim unity. It provides useful information for Muslim scholars as well as leaders at all levels: familial, institutional, national, and international. Cover picture: The Great Faisal Mosque, Conakry, Guinea

Storey's Basic Country Skills

A Practical Guide to Self-Reliance


Author: John Storey,Martha Storey

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603427376

Category: House & Home

Page: 576

View: 8326

Whether you live on a small suburban lot or have a many acres in the country, this inspiring collection will empower you to increase your self-sufficiently and embrace a more independent lifestyle. A variety of authors share their specialized knowledge and provide practical instructions for basic country skills like preserving vegetables, developing water systems, keeping farm animals, and renovating barns. From sharpening an axe to baking your own bread, you’ll be amazed at the many ways learning traditional skills can enrich your life.