John Buntin is a GOVERNING staff writer. He covers health care, public safety and urban affairs.E-mail: email@example.com
It's hard to know what's more heartening -- the fact that "broken windows" policing seems to be working in Lowell, M.A. or the fact that the Lowell Police Department actually did a randomized experiment to try it out.
Wouldn't it be wonderful if state and local government starting trying designing programs so that researchers could figure out what works?
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