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Crime Control and Community

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ISBN13: 9781903240540
ISBN: 1903240549
Published: April 2002
Publisher: Willan Publishing
Format: Hardback
Price: £90.00

Community-based crime prevention has become one of the principal policy responses to crime and disorder across western societies, and regarded now as one of the keys to successful crime prevention and reduction. The aim of this book is to bring together findings from case studies of community-based crime prevention in Britain as a means of examining the prospects for this approach, its evolving relationship with criminal justice and social policies, and of assessing the lessons internationally that can be drawn from this in the theory, practice, research and politics of crime control.;At the same time, the book advances an important new conceptual framework for understanding community-based crime prevention, focusing on an understanding of the diversity of community crime prevention strategies, the locally particular conditions in which they are conducted, and the degree of choices open to political authorities charged with implementing these strategies. Understanding diversity in this way is central to drawing lessons about the transferability of crime prevention theory and practice from one social context to another, avoiding the naive emulation of practices in different contexts.

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Introduction: community crime prevention in retrospect and prospect; 1 The possibility of learning? Crime prevention and late modernity; Eugene McLaughlin (The Open University); 2 The re-discovery of learning? Crime prevention and scientific realism Nick Tilley (Nottingham Trent University); 3 Deficits of power and the simulation of control: crime control and community in late modernity; Simon Hallsworth (London Guildhall University); 4 The control of community crime prevention Roy Coleman, David Whyte and Joe Sim (Liverpool John Moores University); 5 Beyond crime prevention: a 'pan'hazard' approach Gordon Hughes (The Open University); 6 Learning from diversity: the strategic relations of community crime prevention Adam Edwards (Nottingham Trent University); 7 A 'third way' for crime control? Implications of holistic and targeted crime prevention Kevin Stenson (Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College); 8 Informal social control and community crime prevention Janet Foster (London School of Economics); 9 Cross-national policy transfer and British community crime prevention Henry Shaftoe (University of West of England); 10 Conclusions: the futures of lesson-drawing in community crime prevention Adam Edwards (Nottingham Trent University) and Gordon Hughes (The Open University); Index