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NCJ Number: 201097 Find in a Library
Title: Crime Control and Community: The New Politics of Public Safety
Editor(s): Gordon Hughes; Adam Edwards
Date Published: 2002
Page Count: 237
Sponsoring Agency: Willan Publishing
Portland, OR 97213-3644
Publication Number: ISBN 1-903240-54-9
Sale Source: Willan Publishing
c/o ISBS, 5804 N.E. Hassalo Street
Portland, OR 97213-3644
United States of America
Type: Literature Review
Format: Book (Hardbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book attempts to bring together findings from case studies of community-based crime prevention in Britain in order to examine the prospects for this approach, its evolving relationship with criminal justice and social policy and address the lessons learned in the theory, practice, research, and politics of crime control.
Abstract: Geared toward professionals and academicians interested in crime control and the social, political, criminological and ethical issues it raises, this collection of scholarly works presents a point of departure for an approach to policy-oriented learning affirming the practical adequacy of political and normative theories of crime control, recognizing the effect of the particular local contexts in which crime control policies are implemented, thereby building a more determinate understanding of control, such as locally specific practices and universal practices. The book is divided into nine chapters or collections on crime control and community that include: (1) an introduction on the community governance of crime control; (2) critical reflections on research, theory, and politics in community safety; (3) postmodern reflections on crime prevention and community safety; (4) crime prevention and scientific realism; (5) the state of crime prevention on Merseyside in the United Kingdom; (6) the local politics of crime control in Middle England; (7) the strategic dilemmas of community-based crime control; (8) the neglected but essential elements of community crime prevention; and (9) lessons from London and lessons for criminology on local crime prevention.
Main Term(s): Crime control policies
Index Term(s): Community crime prevention programs; Community involvement; Community relations; Crime Control Programs; Crime control theory; Crime prevention planning; Police crime-prevention; Police policies and procedures; Public safety coordination; Social control; United Kingdom (UK)
Note: For additional chapters see NCJ-201098-102.
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