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Journal of Health and Social Behavior: Forty Years of Medical Sociology
Fall 2015 Vol. 14 No. 4
The social and political entanglements of science, from climate change and medical marijuana to the origins of modern American sociology.
The “Broken Windows” theory of policing, applied in New York and other major American cities since the early ‘90s, has been credited in some quarters with reducing crime. Stopping, warning and even arresting perpetrators of low-impact crimes like vandalism and disorderly behavior, says the theory, contributes to a more cohesive neighborhood and a setting less likely to attract violent crime.