1st Edition

Crime, Disorder and Community Safety

By Roger Matthews, John Pitts Copyright 2001
    256 Pages
    by Routledge

    256 Pages
    by Routledge

    This book provides an analytic overview and assessment of the changing nature of crime prevention, disorder and community safety in contemporary society. Bringing together nine original articles from leading national and international authorities on these issues, the book examines recent developments in relation to a number of specific groups - the disadvantaged, the socially excluded, youth, women and ethnic minorities. Topics covered include:
    * the increase in local authority responsibility for crime control and community safety
    * the development of inter-agency alliances
    * the changing nature of policing * the passing of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998.

    Introduction, Roger Matthews, John Pitts; Chapter 1 Identity, community and social exclusion, Jock Young; Chapter 2 Joined-up but fragmented, Adam Crawford; Chapter 3 Evaluation and evidence-led crime reduction policy and practice, Nick Tilley; Chapter 4 Crime, community safety and toleration, Lynn Hancock, Roger Matthews; Chapter 5 ‘Broken Windows’ and the culture wars, George L. Kelling; Chapter 6 Ethnic minorities and community safety, Marian FitzGerald; Chapter 7 The new correctionalism, John Pitts; Chapter 8 Crime victimisation and inequality in risk society, Tim Hope; Chapter 9 Distributive justice and crime, Paul Wiles, Ken Pease;


    Roger Matthews is Professor of Sociology at Middlesex University.

    'The analyses provided by Young and by Crawford are both fascinating and compelling' - Vic McLaren, Vista (Perspectives on Probation)