Survey: Breaking Down Broken Windows

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Police Commissioner Bratton and Mayor de Blasio seen in February 2014. Bratton was considered an architect of the NYPD's broken-windows approach in the 1990s and both men have defended its value today.

Rob Bennett for the Office of Mayor Bill de Blasio

Police Commissioner Bratton and Mayor de Blasio seen in February 2014. Bratton was considered an architect of the NYPD's broken-windows approach in the 1990s and both men have defended its value today.

What's Your Take on Broken Windows?

For more than 20 years, debate about law and order in New York City has revolved around the Broken Windows concept. But among both fans and foes, there are divergent notions of what the theory really means. Which of the following best summarizes your own view?