New York City Police Department

Press Release | Statement on Death of James Q. Wilson

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, March 2, 2012



STATEMENT BY POLICE COMMISSIONER RAYMOND W. KELLY ON THE DEATH OF JAMES Q. WILSON

“James Q. Wilson’s ‘Broken Windows’ was a defining contribution to law enforcement philosophy and helped shape its application in recent decades. Like Daniel Patrick Moynihan in his ‘Defining Deviancy Down,’ Wilson understood that quality of life enforcement helped bolster the suppression of more serious crime. His law enforcement interests were wide ranging, and he expressed keen interest in and received in-depth briefings about the NYPD’s post-9/11 establishment of a counterterrorism bureau and our restructured intelligence division in visits to One Police Plaza.”
- Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly

 

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