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Crime, Risk and Insecurity : Law and Order in Everyday Life and Political Discourse - Tim Hope

Crime, Risk and Insecurity

Law and Order in Everyday Life and Political Discourse

Paperback Published: 16th November 2000
ISBN: 9780415243445
Number Of Pages: 288

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Just what is the 'fear of crime' and how does it impact upon the lives of the citizens of late modern societies? These are topical questions in an era when politicians compete to diagnose and respond to our worries, when newspapers are sold on the hook of our anxieties and when fortunes are made promoting the latest security technology for the home and the high street. How can the social sciences contribute to this part of the self-understanding of our times? This book presents new empirical and conceptual work on the questions of fear, anxiety, risk and trust - both as problems of everyday living and as key themes in the culture and politics of contemporary western societies. The volume includes contributions from distinguished social researchers from Britain, the United States, Germany and Italy and will be of interest to academics and students in the areas of criminology and sociology. Jessica Allen LSE, UK, Uwe Ewald Humboldt University, Germany, Evi Girling University of Keele, UK, Wendy Holloway University of Leeds, UK, Tim Hope Keele University

List of illustrationsp. vii
Contributorsp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xi
Introduction: risk, insecurity and the politics of law and orderp. 1
Private troubles: risk, crime and everyday lifep. 11
Victims R Us: the life history of 'fear of crime' and the politicisation of violencep. 13
The role of anxiety in fear of crimep. 31
Trust and the problem of community in the inner cityp. 50
After success? Anxieties of affluence in an English villagep. 65
Inequality and the clubbing of private securityp. 83
No more happy endings? The media and popular concern about crime since the Second World Warp. 107
Public issues: the new politics of orderp. 127
Perspectives on risk and penal politicsp. 129
Social conflict and the microphysics of crime: the experience of the Emilia-Romagna Citta sicure projectp. 146
Criminal victimisation and social adaptation in modernity: fear of crime and risk perception in the new Germanyp. 166
The pursuit of securityp. 200
Some day our prince will come: zero-tolerance policing and liberal governmentp. 215
William Horton's long shadow: 'punitiveness' and 'managerialism' in the penal politics of Massachusetts, 1988-99p. 238
Notesp. 252
Indexp. 268
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ISBN: 9780415243445
ISBN-10: 0415243440
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 16th November 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.47
Edition Number: 1

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