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Crime Prevention and Community Safety: New Directions / Edition 1
     

Crime Prevention and Community Safety: New Directions / Edition 1

by Gordon Hughes, Eugene McLaughlin, John Muncie
 

ISBN-10: 0761974083

ISBN-13: 9780761974086

Pub. Date: 03/28/2002

Publisher: SAGE Publications

'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

Overview

'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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761974086
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
03/28/2002
Series:
Published in association with The Open University Series
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

Notes on the contributorsvii
Prefacexi
1The shifting sands of crime prevention and community safety1
Part IConceptual issues11
2Crime prevention in Britain, 1975-2010: breaking out, breaking in and breaking down12
3The road taken: evaluation, replication and crime reduction37
4Gendering crime prevention: exploring the tensions between policy and process58
5The crisis of the social and the political materialization of community safety77
Part IIPolicies, practices and politics in the contemporary United Kingdom101
6Community safety and policing: some implications of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998102
7Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships: the future of community safety?123
8A new deal for youth? Early intervention and correctionalism142
9From voluntary to statutory status: reflecting on the experience of three partnerships established under the Crime and Disorder Act 1998163
10Conflict, crime control and the 're-'construction of state-community relations in Northern Ireland182
Part IIIComparative trends and futures213
11The growth of crime prevention in France as contrasted with the English experience: some thoughts on the politics of insecurity214
12The managerialization of crime prevention and community safety: the New Zealand experience240
13Towards a replacement discourse on community safety: lessons from the Netherlands260
14Drugs, risks and freedoms: illicit drug 'use' and 'misuse' under neo-liberal governance279
15Boundary harms: from community protection to a politics of value: the case of the Jewish eruv297
16Teetering on the edge: the futures of crime control and community safety318
Index341

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