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Dutch researchers have carried out six field studies which seem to confirm that evidence of “disorderly and petty criminal behaviour” lead to an increase in disorder and petty criminal behaviour, i.e. the “broken windows” theory.

K. Keizer, S. Lindenberg, L. Steg (2008). The Spreading of Disorder. Science 12 December 2008: Vol. 322. no. 5908, pp. 1681 – 1685
DOI: 10.1126/science.1161405

Via the British Psychological Society Research Digest blog.

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