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NCJ Number: 229317 
Title: International Models of Crime Prevention (From Crime Prevention Policies in Comparative Perspective, P 234-254, 2009, Adam Crawford, ed. - See NCJ-229306)
Author(s): Margaret Shaw
Date Published: 2009
Page Count: 21
Sponsoring Agency: Willan Publishing
Portland, OR 97213-3644
Sale Source: Willan Publishing
c/o ISBS, 5804 N.E. Hassalo Street
Portland, OR 97213-3644
United States of America
Type: Collected Work
Format: Book Chapter
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This chapter considers the implications and relevance of European models of crime prevention and community safety for developing third world countries in which poverty and crime are endemic.
Abstract: In situations where the state is weak, absent, and/or unwelcome, safety and security are differently conceived, and local knowledge, capacity, and resources take on more importance. The role of institutions within civil society becomes crucial in realizing bottom-up problem-solving that engages with key actors and agencies. Highlighted is the central importance of context in thinking about, imagining, and carrying out crime prevention. A broad concept of crime prevention that engages with urban safety through community organization, public health, urban regeneration and inclusive notions of human security, suggest the need to remove crime from the political agenda, the need to restrain the focus on policing, and the need to de-centralize criminology's narrow preoccupations. Figures, notes, and references
Main Term(s): Criminal justice system policy; International cooperation
Index Term(s): Crime prevention planning; Criminal justice research; Europe; Jurisdiction
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