Spiralling crime rates and growing public concern about police-community relations have given crime and policing a high priority on the social and political agenda. The awareness of crime continues to affect the lives of ordinary people and to stimulate policy-makers who recognize that crime rates form one of the standards by which their effectiveness is judged. Of the many agencies involved in the battle against crime, the police in their various roles constitute the most obvious front line.
Drawing on case study material from the United States, Britain, Europe, and Canada, "Crime, Policing and Place" examines the significance of spatial patterns of crime and the processes which produce them. The book analyzes the implications of theoretical and methodological innovation in the study of crime and policing, the processes which underlie the uneven distribution and impact of crime, and the success of recent policies aimed at preventing crime and enhancing police-community relations. The contributors are drawn from a variety of academic disciplines which include criminology, geography and social policy, and police and government agencies with direct input into policy.
Explanations of crime and place / Anthony E. Bottoms and Paul Wiles -- Left realism and the spatial study of crime / David J. Evans -- Local area profiles of crime : neighbourhood crime patterns in context / Norman Davidson and Trevor Locke -- Is there a role for spatial information systems in formulating multi-agency crime prevention strategies? / Ian Heywood, Neil Hall and Peter Redhead -- Where criminals live : a study of Budapest / J??nos Lad??nyi -- The journey to crime : conceptual foundations and policy implications / George F. Rengert -- Housing markets and residential community crime careers : a case study from Sheffield / Anthony E. Bottoms, Ann Claytor and Paul Wiles -- Crime awareness and urban neighbourhoods / David T. Herbert and Judy Darwood -- Different worlds : the spatial, temporal and social dimensions of female victimization / Kate Painter -- A place for every crime and every crime in its place : an alternative perspective on crime displacement / Robert Barr and Ken Pease -- Policing the upper world : towards the global village / Michael Levi -- Police practices and crime rates in the lower world : prostitution in Vancouver / John Lowman -- Changing perspectives on crime prevention : the role of information and structure / Kevin Heal -- Themes and variations in neighbourhood watch / Trevor Bennett -- Initiatives in policing London's Brixton since the 1981 riots / David Mitchell -- Towards locally sensitive policing? : politics, participation and power in communicy/police consultation / Nicholas R. Fyfe
Published: 5th March 1992