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'This text represents a major contribution to the literature on crime prevention and community safety. It goes beyond existing literature in bringing together sophisticated theoretical analysis on these topics which are core issues for government at local as well as national levels. And it also brings a much needed international perspective to our understanding of the local governance of crime' - Kevin Stenson, Professor of Criminology, Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College
Crime Prevention and Community Safety provides an essential introduction to the complex issues and debates in the field of crime control and the new politics of safety and security across the globe. Collectively the contributions to this volume present a critique of current policy and open up the field of study to new directions.
While engaging with the dominant focus on 'what works' in crime reduction and community safety, the book also moves beyond the traditionally narrow, technical boundaries of much previous debate.
Crime Prevention and Community Safety: New Directions looks at:
-The relationship between crime control, communities and the nation state;
-The diverse and changing sites of conflict, compromise and collusion around crime control policies;
-Wider issues relating to 'risk', 'safety' and 'security'.
The central feature of the volume as a whole is a commitment to exploring new directions for research and analysis, theoretically, empirically and comparatively. In opening up the varying and volatile spaces for crime prevention and community safety within the more general politics of social order, the book provides a critical rethinking of traditional connections between criminology, social policy and politics.
Crime Prevention and Community Safety will be essential reading for students of criminology, criminal justice, community safety, socio-legal studies, sociology of crime and deviance and social policy.
This is a course Reader for The Open University course D863 Community Safety, Crime Prevention and Social Control
|Pt. 1||Conceptual Issues|
|Crime Prevention in Britain, 1975-2010: Breaking out, Breaking in and Breaking down|
|The Road Taken: Evaluation, Replication and Crime Reduction|
|Gendering Crime Prevention: Exploring the Tensions between Policy and Process|
|The Crisis of the Social and the Political Materialization of Community Safety|
|Pt. 2||Policies, Practices and Politics in the Contemporary Uk|
|Community Safety and Policing: Some Implications of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998|
|Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships: The Future of Community Safety?|
|A New Deal for Youth?: Early Intervention and Correctionalism|
|From Voluntary to Statutory Status: Reflecting on the Experience of Three Partnerships Established under the Crime and Disorder Act 1998|
|Conflict, Crime Control and the áRe-'Construction of State-Community Relations in Northern Ireland|
|Pt. 3||Comparative Trends and Futures|
|The Growth of Crime Prevention in France as Contrasted with the English Experience: Some Thoughts on the Politics of Insecurity|
|The Managerialization of Crime Prevention and Community Safety: The New Zealand Experience|
|Towards a Replacement Discourse on Community Safety: Lessons from Holland|
|Drugs, Risks and Freedoms: Illicit Drug áUse' and áMisuse' under Neo-Liberal Governance|
|Boundary Harms: From Community Protection to a Politics of Value - The Case of the Jewish Eruv|
|Teetering on the Edge: The Futures of Crime Control and Community Safety|