Politics of Crime and Community

Politics of Crime and Community

by Gordon Hughes
     
 

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Crime control and community safety is an increasingly pressing concern for both the government and society as a whole. This fascinating, timely book provides a wide-ranging and authoritative analysis of the complex issues and debates that have arisen in the field of crime control and the politics of safety and security. The Politics of Crime and Community offers a

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Crime control and community safety is an increasingly pressing concern for both the government and society as a whole. This fascinating, timely book provides a wide-ranging and authoritative analysis of the complex issues and debates that have arisen in the field of crime control and the politics of safety and security. The Politics of Crime and Community offers a much-needed comparative perspective to the understanding of local community governance of crime and safety, using a wealth of new and original research. The latest policy developments are discussed in a lively, accessible manner and detailed local, national, and international examples are used to provide compelling criminological insights. Drawing on contemporary criminological, sociological and political theory, the text advances a new conceptual framework for understanding the culture of control, and helps "rethink" traditional debates. With a comprehensive coverage, excellent balance of themes, and extensive case studies, this innovative text makes a valuable contribution to the pertinent matter of crime and safety, and is an outstanding resource for all students of Criminology.

About the Author:
Gordon Hughes is Professor of Criminology at the School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333786963
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
01/28/2007
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.35(w) x 9.37(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

GORDON HUGHES is Professor of Criminology at the School of Social Sciences at Cardiff University, UK. He is Co-director of the European Society of Criminology's European Governance of Public Safety Research Network. He is the author of Understanding Crime Prevention and editor of Imagining Welfare Futures (1998). He is co-editor of Criminological Perspectives, Crime Prevention and Community Safety: New Directions and Crime Control and Community.

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