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Broken window hypothesis.

Leave a broken window unrepaired and soon the rest of the windows will be broken.

Leave all the windows broken and the building becomes a signal to offenders that this is a place where disorder is accepted or at least tolerated.

Leave petty crimes unchecked and soon there will be a cascade of crimes.

The hypothesis suggests that disorder invites even more disorder.

By Malcolm Gladwell in his book" The Tipping Point".


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