The Spreading of Disorder

@article{Keizer2008TheSO,
  title={The Spreading of Disorder},
  author={Kees Keizer and Siegwart Lindenberg and Linda Steg},
  journal={Science},
  year={2008},
  volume={322},
  pages={1681 - 1685}
}
Imagine that the neighborhood you are living in is covered with graffiti, litter, and unreturned shopping carts. Would this reality cause you to litter more, trespass, or even steal? A thesis known as the broken windows theory suggests that signs of disorderly and petty criminal behavior trigger more disorderly and petty criminal behavior, thus causing the behavior to spread. This may cause neighborhoods to decay and the quality of life of its inhabitants to deteriorate. For a city government… 

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