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Crime, Policing and Place : Essays in Environmental Criminology - David Evans

Crime, Policing and Place

Essays in Environmental Criminology

By: David Evans (Editor), Nicholas Fyfe (Editor), David Herbert (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 5th March 1992
ISBN: 9780415049900
Number Of Pages: 348
For Ages: 18 years old

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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.

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"Crime, Policing and Place is the latest in a string of very useful edited books...I believe that most enviormental criminologists will want to add it to their collections.." -"American Journal of Sociology

Methodologies and Sources
Explanations of Crime and Place
Left Realism and the Spatial Study of Crime
Local Area Crime Profiles: Neighbourhood Crime Patterns in Context
Is There a Role for Spatial Information Systems in Formulating Multi-Agency Crime Prevention Strategies?
Crime and Policing: Spatial Patterns and Social Processes
Where Criminals Live: A Study of Budapest
The Journey to Crime: Conceptual Foundations and Policy Implications
Housing Markets and Residential Community Crime Careers: A Case Study from Sheffield
Crime Awareness and Urban Neighbourhoods
Different Worlds: The Spatial, Temporal and Social Dimension of Female Victimisation
A Place for Every Crime and Every Crime in its Place: An Alternative Perspective on Crime Displacement
Policing the Underworld: Towards the Global Village
Police Practices and Crime Rates in the Lower World: Prostitution in Vancouver
Crime and Policing: Policy Perspectives
Changing Perspectives on Crime Prevention: The Role of Information and Structure
Themes and Variations in Neighbourhood Watch
Initiatives in Policing London's Brixton Since the 1981 Riots
Towards Locally Sensitive Policing: Politics, Participation and Power in Community/Place Consultation
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ISBN: 9780415049900
ISBN-10: 0415049903
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
For Ages: 18 years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 348
Published: 5th March 1992
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 14.61  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.59
Edition Number: 1