Siinviidatu on oluline eeskätt korralageduse mõtestamise seisukohast. Artiklis ei seata katkiste akende teooriat kahtluse alla ning sedalaadi arutlust siit otsida ei maksa, kuid neid vaidluseid on lihtne leida nt Google Scholarist. Siinviidatu on aga politsei ja turvalisusega tegelejatele väga kasulik lugemisvara, sest tegeleb nö turvalisuse mõtestamise küsimusega ja muuhulgas näitab (tahtmatult), kui keeruline see on. Ja just sellel põhjusel see tekst siin oma koha leidiski.

Katkiste akende teooria – lihtsustatult:

Wilson and Kelling (1982) proposed a simple solution to the problem of neighbourhood disorder: stop small problems before they become much larger.

Artikli eesmärk:

this study examines the functional form of the relationship between physical disorder and violent crime rate in an effort to shed light on the broken windows tipping point. This knowledge is especially beneficial for cities that have limited police resources to combat violent crime and contain neighbourhoods in desperate need of revitalization.

Teooriat kahtluse alla ei sea:

The current study purposefully takes an impartial approach; it does not cast judgement for or against BWT. Rather, it seeks to draw attention to a largely over-looked aspect of the theory that may affect examinations of the disorder-crime relationship: the broken windows tipping point.

Mõned järeldused:

This study found support in favour of a nonlinear relationship between physical disorder and violent crime rate that supports Wilson and Kelling’s (1982) conceptualization of a tipping point. However, this finding is far from definitive. Additional research is needed to establish whether the disordercrime relationship as described in BWT is truly nonlinear. There are three important domains in which research can be developed: 1) Measures of disorder; 2) Confounding factors; and 3) Longitudinal data analysis.

De Biasi, A. (2021) Ignored but not Forgotten: The Broken Windows Tipping Point and the Question of Functional Form. The British Journal of Criminology.