Politics of Crime and Community

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This timely book offers a wide-ranging and authoritative analysis of the complex issues and debates in the politics of crime and community safety. Drawing on new research and evidence, the text adopts an original comparativist perspective to the understanding of the culture of control in contemporary society. Truly international in its scope, it uses both local and global case studies to provide compelling insights into important developments in crime control. With an accessible and lively style, this text is ...

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Overview

This timely book offers a wide-ranging and authoritative analysis of the complex issues and debates in the politics of crime and community safety. Drawing on new research and evidence, the text adopts an original comparativist perspective to the understanding of the culture of control in contemporary society. Truly international in its scope, it uses both local and global case studies to provide compelling insights into important developments in crime control. With an accessible and lively style, this text is essential reading for all students of crime and criminology

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780333786970
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 1/9/2007
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 6.16 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.58 (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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Table of Contents

Crimes, Communities and Criminology
• Mapping the Preventative Turn
• Multi-Agency Partnerships and the Governance of Security
• Expertise and Agency in Community Safety and Crime Control
• The Management of the "Anti-Social" in Communities
• Strangers and Safe Havens?
• Urban Regeneration, Crime Reduction and Communities
• Criminological Futures

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