500 words APA style – at least one citation
One aspect of the broken windows theory is the perspective that a neighborhood will continue to deteriorate because a broken window, or graffiti, or trashed cars in the front yard will lead residents and outsiders alike to believe that no one in the community cares. Collaboration to address issues then becomes a moot point.
Assess how valid this perspective might be. Make a case for the perspective and then objectively argue against it. Finally, relate your own viewpoint on this theory.