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Crime Prevention: A Critical Introduction

Overview

Accessible and compelling, this book explores the legislative developments, policy changes and practical strategies that have been put in place in recent years in an attempt to manage the level of crime in our society. The book assesses how governments’ approaches to serious crime, the war on terror, human rights and race and immigration policies have influenced ideas about community safety and crime prevention. It offers a handy glossary, along with suggestions for further reading, in order to enhance understanding of critical issues.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781446209660
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 12/20/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eTextbook
  • Pages: 224
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

I joined the Institute of Education in 2001 as Chair in Education (Lifelong Learning). I was Head of the School of Lifelong Education and International Development between 2001 and 2005. I currently play a leading role in the Economic and Social Research Council Centre for Learning and Life Chances in Knowledge Economies and Societies (LLAKES). My main fields of comparative and international research are learning in life and work transitions, and adult learning in, for and through the workplace. I have directed and co-directed 16 major studies of learning and working life in Britain and internationally, supported by the Economic and Social Research Council, charitable institutions (including the Leverhulme Trust, the Anglo-German Foundation) the European Commission and a range of government agencies
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Table of Contents

Crime Prevention in the Twentieth Century
Joining up to the New Labour Agenda
Crime and Community: From Communitarianism to the Management of Crime
Shifting the Control Culture
The Focus on Children and Youth
Confronting Racist Britain?
War and Securitization
Fighting the Enemy within: Building Cohesive Communities
Serious and Organized? Legislative and Mission Creep in 'the Sick Man of Europe'
The Changing Face of Crime Prevention
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