Beware of Broken Windows! First Impressions in Public-Good Experiment

dc.contributor.authorBeckenkamp, Martin
dc.contributor.authorEngel, Christoph
dc.contributor.authorGlöckner, Andreas
dc.contributor.authorIrlenbusch, Bernd
dc.contributor.authorHennig-Schmidt, Heike
dc.contributor.authorKube, Sebastian
dc.contributor.authorKurschilgen, Michael
dc.contributor.authorMorell, Alexander
dc.contributor.authorNicklisch, Andreas
dc.contributor.authorNormann, Hans-Theo
dc.contributor.authorTowfigh, Emanuel
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-15T16:23:06Z
dc.date.available2010-09-15T16:23:06Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.description.abstract"Broken Windows: the metaphor has changed New York and Los Angeles. Yet it is far from undisputed whether the broken windows policy was causal for reducing crime. In a series of lab experiments we show that first impressions are indeed causal for cooperativeness in three different institutional environments: absent targeted sanctions; with decentralised punishment; with decentralised punishment qualified by the risk of counterpunishment. In all environments, the effect of first impressions cannot be explained with, but adds to, participants’ initial level of benevolence. Mere impression management is not strong enough to stabilise cooperation though. It must be combined with some risk of sanctions."en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10535/6314
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisher.workingpaperseriesMax Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods, Bonn, Germanyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesMax Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods Bonn 2009/21en_US
dc.subjectcriminal justice--policyen_US
dc.subjectcrimeen_US
dc.subjectpublic goods and badsen_US
dc.subjectcollective goodsen_US
dc.subject.sectorSocial Organizationen_US
dc.titleBeware of Broken Windows! First Impressions in Public-Good Experimenten_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.type.methodologyCase Studyen_US

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