The relationship between crime and community has a long history in criminological thought, from the early notion of the criminogenic community developed by the Chicago sociologists through to various crime prevention models in research and policy. This book offers a useful theoretical overview of key approaches to the subject of crime and community and considers the ways in which these have been applied in more practical settings.
Written by an expert in the field and drawing on a range of international case studies from Europe, North America, Australia and Asia, this book explores both why and how crime and community have been linked and the implications of their relationship within criminology and crime prevention policy. Topics covered in the book include:
This book offers essential reading for students taking courses on crime and community, crime prevention and community safety and community corrections.
Introduction 1. The meaning and uses of community 2. Community and Crime 3. Disorderly Communities 4. Regenerating Communities 5. Fractured Communities 6. Suspect and Profiled Communities 7. Policing Communities 8. The problem of community.