Broken Windows vs. Community Policing in New York’s “Dirty Dozen”


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Broken Windows vs. Community Policing in New York’s “Dirty Dozen”
In an effort to curtail crime in twelve New York City schools that came to be known as “the dirty dozen” Mayor Bloomberg flooded the schools with additional police officers according to a NY Times article by
(2004). After the crackdown began “the number of citations for noncriminal incidents has risen 72 percent… [while] Criminal incidents like weapons possession and serious assaults dropped nearly 9 percent, officials said, to 3.02 from 3.3 a day in November and December” (
2004). The city’s criminal justice coordinator, John
, called the move “a classic broken windows strategy” and argues that it leads to officers noticing more minor...
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.....fter-school tutors who would remain for an extended period after the drop-off from the broken windows approach. In the digital age we seem driven to communicate only in numbers, but if we allow observation and judgment to be complimented by new strategies rather than driven solely by the numbers we can arrive at a better understanding of how to respond to modern crime.
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