Click on the link to access the article on the Broken Windows Theory. Classroom discussions and critical thinking exercises will be based on this article. Read carefully. I apologize in advance for the advertisements:https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1982/03/broken-windows/304465/ (Links to an external site.)After reading the assigned article, please reflect on the following critical thinking questions:
- How might a community respond to a change from a “law enforcement” perspective to an “order maintenance” one? How would the police respond to the change? Would specific communities respond differently? Why or why not?
- If charges such as “Suspicious person” and “vagrancy” exist “because a society wants an officer to have the legal tools to remove undesirable persons from a neighborhood,” what might explain the recent trend towards nonenforcement in these areas?