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NCJ Number: 128168 Find in a Library
Title: Urban Crime: Global Trends and Policies
Corporate Author: United Nations University
Editor(s): H G Buendia
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 462
Sponsoring Agency: United Nations University
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150, Japan
Publication Number: ISBN 92-808-0679-3
Sale Source: United Nations University
53-70, Jingumae 5-chrome
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150,
Type: Survey (Cross-Cultural)
Language: English
Country: Japan
Annotation: These comparative studies deal with the problem of urban crime in Thailand, Colombia, Nigeria, Kenya, Costa Rica, Singapore, Japan, and Poland.
Abstract: Economic development has generated massive urbanization and occupational changes worldwide that diminish the cohesiveness of traditional societies. The result is that economic growth is correlated with increasing crime in most societies. In focusing on heightened urban crime rates in eight cities, the case studies describe and compare the pattern and distribution of urban criminal behavior in different cultural settings; social, economic, and cultural structures that may deter or facilitate criminal activity; and crime prevention strategies and programs undertaken by governments or communities. These strategies and programs are evaluated with respect to feasibility, equity, and efficiency. Socioeconomic profiles and crime trends for the eight cities are presented. Particular attention is paid to social control mechanisms that prevent or encourage crime, judicial and correctional systems, police and community participation in crime prevention, and juvenile delinquency. References, tables, and figures
Main Term(s): Urban area studies
Index Term(s): Crime patterns; Cross-cultural comparisons; Far East; Latin America; Poland; Urban criminality
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