Crime and Social Change in Middle England: Questions of Order in an English Town [NOOK Book]

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Crime and Social Change in Middle England offers a new way of looking at contemporary debates on the fear of crime. Using observation, interviews and documentary analysis it traces the reactions of citizens of one very ordinary town to events, conflicts and controversies around such topical subjects of criminological investigation as youth, public order, drugs, policing and home security in their community. In doing so it moves in place from comfortable suburbs to hard pressed inner city estates, from the ...
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Crime and Social Change in Middle England: Questions of Order in an English Town

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Overview

Crime and Social Change in Middle England offers a new way of looking at contemporary debates on the fear of crime. Using observation, interviews and documentary analysis it traces the reactions of citizens of one very ordinary town to events, conflicts and controversies around such topical subjects of criminological investigation as youth, public order, drugs, policing and home security in their community. In doing so it moves in place from comfortable suburbs to hard pressed inner city estates, from the affluent to the impoverished, from old people watching the town where they grew up change around them to young in-comers who are part of that change. This is a book which will give all students of crime a rare and fascinating insight into how issues at the heart of contemporary law and order politics both nationally and internationally actually play out on the ground.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781134671755
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/23/2005
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 232
  • File size: 3 MB

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements
1 Speaking of crime: towards a sociology of public sensibilities 1
2 About Macclesfield: social change and a sense of place 21
3 The common places of crime: crime in local talk 46
4 Youth, disorder and inter-generational conflicts 71
5 Anxieties of affluence in Prestbury village 97
6 Policing and demands for order 119
7 Some meanings and futures of security 138
8 Conclusions: from cast Cheshire to the wider world 160
Glossary of place-names 178
Notes 181
Bibliography 197
Index 207
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