Why do you feel as though this specific theory is the best possible explanation as why individuals commit crimes. Please refrain from using any opinions. Only scholarly articles please. 

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The Broken Windows theory is a criminological theory that visible signs of crime, anti-social behavior, and civil disorder create an urban environment that encourages further crime and disorder, including serious crimes. The theory suggests that policing methods that target minor crimes such as vandalism, public drinking, and fare evasion help to create an atmosphere of order and lawfulness, thereby preventing more serious crimes.