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  NCJ Number: NCJ 240933     Find in a Library
  Title: Citizens, Community, and Crime Control: The Problems and Prospects for Negotiated Order
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  Author(s): Patrick J. Carr
  Journal: Criminology and Criminal Justice  Volume:12  Issue:4  Dated:September 2012  Pages:397 to 412
  Date Published: 09/2012
  Page Count: 16
  Annotation: This study examined how communities control crime, and what does this tell us about the problem of negotiating order at the local level?
  Abstract: How do communities control crime, and what does this tell us about the problem of negotiating order at the local level? This article will draw on empirical research in two U.S. cities to illustrate how social controls at the local level are negotiated between citizens and law enforcement, and how different structures of this arrangement arise because of contrasting contexts and different institutional imperatives. The article will showcase the evolving role of the citizen as a partner in negotiated order and will speculate as to the future role of community members in the co-production of safety. Abstract published by arrangement with Sage Journals.
  Main Term(s): Criminology
  Index Term(s): Police community relations ; Community control of police ; Police-citizen interactions ; Social control ; Citizen reactions to crime
  Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
  Country: United Kingdom
  Language: English
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