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The Broken Windows thesis has been described as one of the most politically powerful and influential theories of crime to have been developed over the past 25 years and in this video we explore, with the help of Dr. Lyn Hancock of Liverpool University, the basic premise of Wilson and Kelling’s original theory.

In addition, the video identifies and explains examples of some of the main UK crime policies (from Zero-Tolerance to ASBO’s) associated with the theory.

Broken Windows

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