The Handbook of Community Safety Gender and Violence Prevention: Practical Planning Tools

The Handbook of Community Safety Gender and Violence Prevention: Practical Planning Tools

by Carolyn Whitzman


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781844075027
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/28/2008
Edition description: 1
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Dr Carolyn Whitzman is a Senior Lecturer in Urban Planning at the University of Melbourne. She brings over 20 years of experience in academic, governmental, non-profit, and private sectors, effectively combining research, writing, teaching, and community development on community safety and violence prevention. Her ten years work at the City of Toronto on integrated planning for violence prevention has been cited as international best practice by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and the International Centre for the Prevention of Crime.

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Issues * Defining the Problem: The Prevalence of Violence and Insecurity * Analysing the Problem: Causes, Consequences and Prevention of Violence * Coordinated Community Safety: From Local to Global * The Process of Community Safety Planning * The Components of Community Safety * The Future of Community Safety and Violence Prevention * Index

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

'A powerfully insightful book.'
Caroline Moser, Professor of Urban Development, University of Manchester

'Finally someone who has looked at safety and violence issues in a way that makes you feel there is a solution.'
Charles Landry, founding director of COMEDIA,

'This book is a must read for practitioners, local authorities and decision-makers who support a growing movement to make communities safer, specifically focusing on violent crime within the family and abuse of children, women and the elderly, which is often overlooked.'
Cecilia Andersson, UN-Habitat Safer Cities Programme

'It will become an essential guide to all those who want to make their communities safer for women and men.'
Margaret Shaw, Director of Analysis and Exchange, International Centre for the Prevention of Crime, Montreal, Canada

'Sometimes there is a genuine gap in he literature, sometimes you don't realise that there is a gap, until you read a book that fills it. This is that book... This handbook is undoubtedly a useful tool for practitioners and service managers as well as academics, evaluators and consultants.'
Professional Social Work, British Association of Social Workers

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