Fixing Broken Windows

Author: George L. Kelling
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684837382
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Cites successful examples of community-based policing

Broken Windows Broken Business

Author: Michael Levine
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 0446535583
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Once every few years a book comes along with an insight so penetrating, so powerful - and so simply, demonstrably true -that it instantly changes the way we think and do business. Such a book is Broken Windows, Broken Business, a breakthrough in management theory that can alter the destiny of countless companies striving to stay ahead of their competition. "In this vital work, author Michael Levine offers compelling evidence that problems in business, large and small, typically stem from inattention to tiny details. Social psychologists and criminologists agree that if a window in a building is broken and left unrepaired, soon thereafter the rest of the windows will be broken - and the perception will build that crime in that neighborhood is out of control. The same principle applies to business." "Drawing on real-world corporate examples, from JetBlue's decision to give fliers what they really want - leather seats, personal televisions, online ticketing - to Google's customer-based strategy for breaking out of the pack of Internet search engines, to business-to-business firms' successes and failures, Levine proves again and again how constant vigilance and an obsession with detail can make or break a business or a brand." "With tips and advice on changing any business to one that dots its i's, crosses its t's, and attracts more clients, Broken Windows, Broken Business goes straight to the heart of what makes all enterprises successful - the little things that mean a lot."--BOOK JACKET.

Illusion of Order

Author: Bernard E. Harcourt
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674038318
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This is the first book to challenge the "broken-windows" theory of crime, which argues that permitting minor misdemeanors, such as loitering and vagrancy, to go unpunished only encourages more serious crime. The theory has revolutionized policing in the United States and abroad, with its emphasis on policies that crack down on disorderly conduct and aggressively enforce misdemeanor laws. The problem, argues Bernard Harcourt, is that although the broken-windows theory has been around for nearly thirty years, it has never been empirically verified. Indeed, existing data suggest that it is false. Conceptually, it rests on unexamined categories of "law abiders" and "disorderly people" and of "order" and "disorder," which have no intrinsic reality, independent of the techniques of punishment that we implement in our society. How did the new order-maintenance approach to criminal justice--a theory without solid empirical support, a theory that is conceptually flawed and results in aggressive detentions of tens of thousands of our fellow citizens--come to be one of the leading criminal justice theories embraced by progressive reformers, policymakers, and academics throughout the world? This book explores the reasons why. It also presents a new, more thoughtful vision of criminal justice.

Broken Windows of the Soul

Author: Arnold R. Fleagle, DMin
Publisher: Moody Publishers
ISBN: 1600662943
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Broken Windows of the Soul: The "Broken Windows Theory" suggests that a community can reduce crime and maintain social order when small problems are fixed promptly. Alternatively, minor vandalism (such as broken windows) left unrepaired, sends the message that no one cares-inviting more serious crimes. Fleagle and Lichi have applied this theory to the problem of sexual temptation and moral failure. Broken Windows of the Soul reveals the destructive nature of infidelity, sexual perversion and pornography and its effect on the culture and the church. Unless the cracks are quickly repaired, more "broken windows of the soul" are soon to follow. Fleagle and Lichi teach the regular practice of spiritual disciplines to transform the heart and experience deep character change. Each chapter includes questions for individual or group study.

Fixing Broken Windows

Author: Frederic P. Miller
Publisher:
ISBN: 9786130611309
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Fixing Broken Windows: Restoring Order and Reducing Crime in Our Communities by George L. Kelling and Catherine Coles is a criminology and urban sociology book published in 1996, about crime and strategies to contain or eliminate it from urban neighborhoods.

Disorder and Decline

Author: Wesley G. Skogan
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520076938
Format: PDF
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"Crime, disorder, and decay symbolize the decline of America's inner cities. Skogan's book is theoretically acute, methodologically sophisticated, and politically astute. It should be required reading for every urban sociologist, policy planner, and public official."--Jerome H. Skolnick, University of California, Berkeley "Panhandling, graffiti, prostitution, abandoned cars and buildings, and junk-filled lots are evidence of neighborhood disorder and decline. In this absorbing and valuable study, Skogan discusses the implications of disorder and skillfully analyzes experimental efforts undertaken to confront it in several American cities."--Gilbert Geis, University of California, Irvine "This timely book not only documents the relationship between disorder and neighborhood decline, but provides a cogent analysis of the currently favored solutions to problems such as community policing and citizen self-help."--Dr. Thomas A. Reppetto, President, Citizens Crime Commission of New York City

Broken Buildings Busted Budgets

Author: Barry B. LePatner
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226472698
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Addressing the out-of-control delays and cost overruns of construction projects across the nation, prominent construction attorney LePatner builds a powerful case for change in an industry that consumes $1.23 trillion and wastes at least $120 billion each year.

Broken Windows Management in Business

Author: Tom DePaoli
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781511822251
Format: PDF
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In his creative guide to the practice of Broken Windows Management for Business, author Dr. Tom DePaoli offers practical strategies learned from his diverse career in many organizations. A description of some of the principles of broken windows management is explained and made relevant to both business and other organizations. The broken windows management analogy to some criminal justice theories is explained. In many cities of the country there's a fear of the streets; especially if there's disorder and the environment is in disarray. In many organizations there's a fear of management. No small part of this can be due to employees who do not understand the actions of upper management. One of Deming's most important points was to drive out fear. Prevention of disorder and actually fixing things that employees say are wrong; goes a very long way to establishing trust and credibility with management. Management must be vigilant and constantly try to control disorder and fix the things and issues that employees value. These actions reduce employee fear of management and actually help gain trust. Trust is enhanced by quickly fixing things that employees' want fixed. A lot of broken windows management is learning by doing. There is ample room for creativity and having fun with broken windows management. Broken windows management is a journey not a quick fix. After years of employee neglect it will take time for broken windows management to work. It remains one of the most viable and practical ways to achieve quality of work life improvement. The author relates some for the principles of 5S and the kaizen methodology to the broken windows management approach. Told in part via a story or blog post like format, Broken Windows Management for Business uses real life examples to discuss what goes right, and often wrong, in the broken windows management trenches. Dr. Tom contrasts the broken windows management approach to current management fads, which are often ineffective, trendy, and shallow flavors-of-the-month. Broken windows management is strong on actions and results orientated approach. It requires a powerful ongoing commitment from management. The emphasis is on fixing employee issues, correcting complaints and solving problems expeditiously. Attention to detail and a passion for meeting employee's needs are at its centerpiece. Broken Windows Management also places an emphasis on order and trying to create an impressive workplace that employees and customers would be proud of and motivated to keep clean. Dr. DePaoli sets a benchmark that the work area should be so impressive and safe that employees could take-their-child-to-work any day, at any time. Broken windows management is not a silver bullet or a theory that will fix all the problems in an organization. It is certainly something to consider based on the failure of many other management flavor-of-the-month attempts to improve employee morale. Finally if you give employees the tools and resources to fix many of the issues and problems on their own, without interference from upper management, you will establish a strong culture of self-reliance and skills for employees to solve their own issues. Broken windows management for business greatly encourages solving issues at the lowest or core level, a fundamentally strong management principle. The actual theory of broken windows management for business is not complicated. It does not require tedious certifications; long training sessions or expensive consultants. It does require a strong commitment from management to listen to employee complaints, get well organized and fix them. The theories of clean design and ergonomics can also help. Dr. DePaoli remains convinced that broken windows management for business is a proven and very effective method to improve employee trust and loyalty.

Criminology

Author: Books Llc
Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series
ISBN: 9781157031802
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 219. Chapters: Crime, Forensic science, Victimology, Gang, Broken windows theory, Situational offender, Clearance rate, Restorative justice, Symbolic interactionism, Race and crime in the United States, Psychopathy, Prostitution and the law, Labeling theory, Media violence research, Initiatives to prevent sexual violence, CSI effect, Deviance, Zero tolerance, Crime prevention through environmental design, Feminist school of criminology, Public order crime, Right Realism, Sexual assault, Zemiology, Recidivism, Minneapolis Domestic Violence Experiment, Social disorganization theory, Critical criminology, Quantitative methods in criminology, Chicago school, Battered woman defense, Subcultural theory, Fear of crime, Public order crime case law in the United States, Banishment in the Bible, Corporate crime, Left realism, Workplace incivility, Social effects of pornography, Victimless crime, Criminalization, Prison reform, Religious abuse, Social control theory, Mike Sutton, Marxist criminology, Incarceration, Cui bono, White-collar crime, Index of criminology articles, Postmodernist school, Causes and correlates of crime, Gender and crime, International Crime Victims Survey, Market reduction approach, Battery, Agent provocateur, Cesare Lombroso, Prison gang, Strain theory, Sexual violence by intimate partners, Integrative criminology, Meadow's law, Conflict criminology, Racial hoax, Classical school, State-corporate crime, Blue-collar crime, Perfect crime, Rational choice theory, Anthropological criminology, Defensible Space Theory, Neo-classical school, Italian school of criminology, Crime analysis, Legalized abortion and crime effect, UCL Jill Dando Institute, Crime mapping, Positivist school, National Museum of Crime & Punishment, Murder conviction without a body, State crime, Community policing, Anti-social behaviour, Crime scienc...

Windows XP Annoyances

Author: David A. Karp
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9780596004163
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Explains how to configure Windows XP for maximum control and flexibility, work effectively with the Registry, take advantage of the built-in firewall, and troubleshoot problems.