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"Wilson and Kelling (1982) devised the ‘Broken Windows’ theory. They argued that if one broken window was not repaired in a building, then others would be broken and the building vandalised. If this was not repaired, other buildings would be vandalised in the street. The whole area would fall into decay and during this time respectable people would either move out or become too afraid to venture out onto the street. Free from the watchful eye of the community, more and more street crime would occur. Eventually the community would become a haven for more serious crime, prostitutes and drug dealers would rule the streets".

An extract from my psychology notes. Do you guys agree with this?
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