Street Stops and Broken Windows: Terry, Race and Disorder in New York City

@article{Fagan2001StreetSA,
  title={Street Stops and Broken Windows: Terry, Race and Disorder in New York City},
  author={Jeffrey A. Fagan and Garth Davies},
  journal={Fordham Urban Law Journal},
  year={2001},
  volume={28},
  pages={457}
}
Patterns of "stop and frisk" activity by police across New York City neighborhoods reflect competing theories of aggressive policing. "Broken Windows" theory suggests that neighborhoods with greater concentrations of physical and social disorder should evidence higher stop and frisk activity, especially for "quality of life" crimes. However, while disorder theory informs quality of life policing strategies, observed patterns of stop and frisk activity suggest that neighborhood characteristics… Expand

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