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Crime Prevention and Community Safety
New Directions

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Criminology (General) | Probation

September 2001 | 368 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
`This text represents a major contribution to the literature on crime prevention and community safety. It goes beyond existing literature in bringing together sophisticated theoretical analysis on these topics which are core issues for government at local as well as national levels. And it also brings a much needed international perspective to our understanding of the local governance of crime' - Kevin Stenson, Professor of Criminology, Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College

Crime Prevention and Community Safety provides an essential introduction to the complex issues and debates in the field of crime control and the new politics of safety and security across the globe. Collectively the contributions to this volume present a critique of current policy and open up the field of study to new directions.

While engaging with the dominant focus on `what works' in crime reduction and community safety, the book also moves beyond the traditionally narrow, technical boundaries of much previous debate.

Crime Prevention and Community Safety: New Directions looks at:

-The relationship between crime control, communities and the nation state;

-The diverse and changing sites of conflict, compromise and collusion around crime control policies;

-Wider issues relating to `risk', 'safety' and `security'.

The central feature of the volume as a whole is a commitment to exploring new directions for research and analysis, theoretically, empirically and comparatively. In opening up the varying and volatile spaces for crime prevention and community safety within the more general politics of social order, the book provides a critical rethinking of traditional connections between criminology, social policy and politics.

Crime Prevention and Community Safety will be essential reading for students of criminology, criminal justice, community safety, socio-legal studies, sociology of crime and deviance and social policy.

This is a course Reader for The Open University course D863 Community Safety, Crime Prevention and Social Control

 
PART ONE: CONCEPTUAL ISSUES
Nick Tilley
Crime Prevention in Britain, 1975-2010
Breaking out, Breaking in and Breaking down  
Tim Hope
The Road Taken
Evaluation, Replication and Crime Reduction  
Sandra Walklate
Gendering Crime Prevention
Exploring the Tensions between Policy and Process  
Eugene McLaughlin
The Crisis of the Social and the Political Materialization of Community Safety
 
PART TWO: POLICIES, PRACTICES AND POLITICS IN THE CONTEMPORARY UK
Tim Newburn
Community Safety and Policing
Some Implications of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998  
Gordon Hughes
Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships
The Future of Community Safety?  
John Muncie
A New Deal for Youth?
Early Intervention and Correctionalism  
Coretta Phillips
From Voluntary to Statutory Status
Reflecting on the Experience of Three Partnerships Established under the Crime and Disorder Act 1998  
Kieran McEvoy, Brian Gormally and Harry Mika
Conflict, Crime Control and the `Re-'Construction of State-Community Relations in Northern Ireland
 
PART THREE: COMPARATIVE TRENDS AND FUTURES
Adam Crawford
The Growth of Crime Prevention in France as Contrasted with the English Experience
Some Thoughts on the Politics of Insecurity  
Trevor Bradley and Reece Walters
The Managerialization of Crime Prevention and Community Safety
The New Zealand Experience  
Ren[ac]e van Swaaningen
Towards a Replacement Discourse on Community Safety
Lessons from Holland  
Pat O'Malley
Drugs, Risks and Freedoms
Illicit Drug `Use' and `Misuse' under Neo-Liberal Governance  
Davina Cooper
Boundary Harms
From Community Protection to a Politics of Value - The Case of the Jewish Eruv  
Gordon Hughes, Eugene McLaughlin and John Muncie
Teetering on the Edge
The Futures of Crime Control and Community Safety  

Covers main points on any courses related to crime prevention and community safety. Good policing examples, and historical trajectory.

Dr Deborah Jump
Sociology and Criminology, Manchester Metropolitan University
August 20, 2015

Bringing the subject of crime prevention and how crimila justices agencies work to engender safety, this book is suggested for undergraduate students who are exploring this area

Mr Ashley Tiffen
Institute of Policing and Criminal Justice Studies, University of Cumbria
August 14, 2014

I used this book for the youth crime unit I teach on. I particularly found the chapter by John Muncie useful.

Mr Sean Creaney
Centre for Childhood Studies, Stockport College
October 29, 2013

A key text which do well as a recommended text.

Professor Daniel Briggs
School of Law, University of East London
October 27, 2011

This book clearly explaines the origins and background of crime prevention and community safety al a local, national and international level. Essential reading for undergraduate students.

Mr Stephen Whattam
Sociology, university of bradford
September 22, 2011

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