The broken window : a Lincoln Rhyme novel

The broken window : a Lincoln Rhyme novel
Title The broken window : a Lincoln Rhyme novel PDF eBook
Author Jeffery Deaver
Publisher
Total Pages 830
Release 2009
Genre Manhattan (New York, N.Y.)
ISBN 9781439101094

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Lincoln Rhyme and partner/paramour Amelia Sachs return to face a criminal whose ingenious staging of crimes is enabled by a terrifying access to information. When Lincoln's estranged cousin Arthur Rhyme is arrested on murder charges, the case is perfect - too perfect. Forensic evidence from Arthur's home is found all over the scene of the crime, and it looks like the fate of Lincoln's relative is sealed. At the behest of Arthur's wife, Judy, Lincoln grudgingly agrees to investigate the case. Soon Lincoln and Amelia uncover a string of similar murders and rapes with perpetrators claiming innocence and ignorance - despite ironclad evidence at the scenes of the crime. Rhyme's team realizes this 'perfect' evidence may actually be the result of masterful identity theft and manipulation. An information service company - the huge data miner Strategic Systems Datacorp - seems to have all the answers but is reluctant to help the police. Still, Rhyme and Sachs and their assembled team begin uncovering a chilling pattern of vicious crimes and coverups, and their investigation points to one master criminal, whom they dub '522.' When '522' learns the identities of the crime-fighting team, the hunters become the hunted. Full of Deaver's trademark plot twists, 'The Broken Window' will put the partnership of Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs to the ultimate test.

Fixing Broken Windows

Fixing Broken Windows
Title Fixing Broken Windows PDF eBook
Author George L. Kelling
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Total Pages 340
Release 1997
Genre Political Science
ISBN 0684837382

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Cites successful examples of community-based policing.

The Broken Window

The Broken Window
Title The Broken Window PDF eBook
Author Christa J. Kinde
Publisher Zondervan
Total Pages 208
Release 2013-08-22
Genre Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 0310724961

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Jedrick can’t say for sure if Prissie met the members of his Flight because she was in danger, or if she’s in danger because she knows them. Either way, she’s being singled out by a cunning foe. While Prissie throws herself into the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, Koji takes his promise seriously and stays close by her side. Prissie can’t wait to share her Christmas traditions with him. Including Ransom and Marcus in the festivities is harder to take. A new enemy turns out to be an old friend. A demonic horde boils up from the Deep. A light is sent into the darkness. Prissie’s about to discover that some gifts are greater than others, and some triumphs come at great price.

The Broken Window

The Broken Window
Title The Broken Window PDF eBook
Author Jeffery Deaver
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Total Pages 528
Release 2019-10-22
Genre Fiction
ISBN 1982140240

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SOON TO BE A MAJOR TELEVISION EVENT FROM NBC, STARRING RUSSELL HORNSBY, ARIELLE KEBBEL, AND MICHAEL IMPERIOLI. Lincoln Rhyme faces “an Orwellian nightmare” (The New York Times) as a twisted techno-genius destroys lives with impunity by stealing personal information from behind the impenetrable walls of cyberspace. Rhyme’s cousin Arthur has been arrested on murder charges, and the evidence against the estranged relative Lincoln hasn’t seen in years is perfect—too perfect. Lincoln and his partner Amelia Sachs piece together a deadly pattern of similarly vicious frame-ups that leads them to the imposing Strategic Systems Datacorp—and a master of identity theft and manipulation known only as “522.” But cracking this ingenious killer’s realm places Rhyme and Sachs exactly where “522” wants them—in line to be the next victims.

Broken Windows, Broken Business

Broken Windows, Broken Business
Title Broken Windows, Broken Business PDF eBook
Author Michael Levine
Publisher Hachette UK
Total Pages 112
Release 2007-10-15
Genre Business & Economics
ISBN 0446535583

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Now revised and updated, this "inspired, impactful, and important" book shows how to achieve the ultimate success by rectifying the small problems that can sink a business (Stephen R, Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People). Once every few years a book comes along with an insight so penetrating, so powerful—and so simply, demonstrably true—that it instantly changes the way we think and do business. Such a book is Broken Windows, Broken Business, a breakthrough in management theory that can alter the destiny of countless companies striving to stay ahead of their competition. In this vital work, author Michael Levine offers compelling evidence that problems in business, large and small, typically stem from inattention to tiny details. Social psychologists and criminologists agree that if a window in a building is broken and left unrepaired, soon thereafter the rest of the windows will be broken—and the perception will build that crime in that neighborhood is out of control. The same principle applies to business. Drawing on real-world corporate examples, from JetBlue's decision to give fliers what they really want—leather seats, personal televisions, online ticketing - to Google's customer-based strategy for breaking out of the pack of Internet search engines, to business-to-business firms' successes and failures, Levine proves again and again how constant vigilance and an obsession with detail can make or break a business or a brand. With tips and advice on changing any business to one that dots its i's, crosses its t's, and attracts more clients, Broken Windows, Broken Business goes straight to the heart of what makes all enterprises successful—the little things that mean a lot.

Illusion of Order

Illusion of Order
Title Illusion of Order PDF eBook
Author Bernard E. Harcourt
Publisher Harvard University Press
Total Pages 310
Release 2005-02-15
Genre Social Science
ISBN 9780674038318

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This is the first book to challenge the broken-windows theory of crime, which argues that permitting minor misdemeanors, such as loitering and vagrancy, to go unpunished only encourages more serious crime. The theory has revolutionized policing in the United States and abroad, with its emphasis on policies that crack down on disorderly conduct and aggressively enforce misdemeanor laws. The problem, argues Bernard Harcourt, is that although the broken-windows theory has been around for nearly thirty years, it has never been empirically verified. Indeed, existing data suggest that it is false. Conceptually, it rests on unexamined categories of law abiders and disorderly people and of order and disorder, which have no intrinsic reality, independent of the techniques of punishment that we implement in our society. How did the new order-maintenance approach to criminal justice--a theory without solid empirical support, a theory that is conceptually flawed and results in aggressive detentions of tens of thousands of our fellow citizens--come to be one of the leading criminal justice theories embraced by progressive reformers, policymakers, and academics throughout the world? This book explores the reasons why. It also presents a new, more thoughtful vision of criminal justice.

The Broken Window

The Broken Window
Title The Broken Window PDF eBook
Author Jonathan R Newman
Publisher Independently Published
Total Pages 26
Release 2021-07-27
Genre
ISBN

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The Broken Window is a rhyming and illustrated retelling of Frederic Bastiat's 1850 story about the broken window fallacy. It is a lesson for people of all ages to consider the opportunity costs of destructive events and government policies. A young boy throws a brick through the baker's window and a crowd gathers to consider the economic consequences of this event. They first conclude that the broken window is good for the economy because it gives business to the glazier. This new spending can turn into more spending and employment because the glazier will spend the money on something. And whoever receives that money can now spend more, and so on. Therefore, the broken window is seen by the crowd as something that stimulates new spending and new employment. Luckily, Bastiat and Hazlitt show up on the scene to remind the crowd of the cobbler! The broken window did not stimulate new spending and new employment - it only redirected spending and employment and destroyed a valuable resource in the process. Instead of a storefront window and a new pair of shoes from the cobbler, the baker only has a repaired storefront window. The book includes: Colorful illustrations Encourages critical thinking Includes a non-rhyming explanation at the end Great for kids and adults Reviews: "What a wonderful introduction to a topic almost every adult gets wrong. With stories like these, we'll have kids who actually understand how the world works -- and have fun learning about it!" - Tom Woods, New York Times bestselling author and host of the Tom Woods Show "Like Henry Hazlitt before him, Newman brings Bastiat's insights to a new generation of readers. This fun book is perfect for parents who want to introduce basic economic principles to their young children in an enjoyable way." - Robert P. Murphy, economist and author of The Three Lads and the Lizard King