First published in 2002. Spiralling crime rates and continuing public concern about police-community relations ensure that crime and policing remain firmly on the social and political agenda. An awareness of crime continues to affect the lives of ordinary people and also to stimulate policy makers who recognise that crime rates form one of the principles 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 material from Britain, Europe, Canada and America, Crime, Policing and Place examines the significance of spatial patterns of crime and the processes which produce them. The book analyses 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.
Contributors are drawn from a variety of academic disciplines, including criminology, geography and social policy and also from the police and government agencies with direct policy input.
Table of Contents
Introduction, David J. Evans, Nicholas R. Fyfe, David T. Herbert; Part 1 Methodologies and Sources; Chapter 1 Explanations of Crime and Place, Anthony E. Bottoms, Paul Wiles; Chapter 2 Left Realism and the Spatial Study of Crime, David J. Evans; Chapter 3 Local Area Profiles of Crime, Norman Davidson, Trevor Locke; Chapter 4 Is There a Role for Spatial Information Systems in Formulating Multi-Agency Crime Prevention Strategies?, Ian Heywood, Neil Hall, Peter Redhead; Part 2 Crime and Policing; Chapter 5 Where Criminals Live, János Ladányi; Chapter 6 The Journey to Crime, George F. Rengert; Chapter 7 Housing Markets and Residential Community Crime Careers, Anthony E. Bottoms, Ann Claytor, Paul Wiles; Chapter 8 Crime Awareness and Urban Neighbourhoods, David T. Herbert, Judy Darwood; Chapter 9 Different Worlds, Kate Painter; Chapter 10 A Place for Every Crime and Every Crime in Its Place, Robert Barr, Ken Pease; Chapter 11 Policing the Upper World, Michael Levi; Chapter 12 Police Practices and Crime Rates in the Lower World, John Lowman; Part 3 Crime and Policing; Chapter 13 Changing Perspectives on Crime Prevention, Kevin Heal; Chapter 14 Themes and Variations in Neighbourhood Watch, Trevor Bennett; Chapter 15 Initiatives in Policing London’s Brixton Since the 1981 Riots, David Mitchell; Chapter 16 Towards Locally Sensitive Policing?, Nicholas R. Fyfe;
David Evans is Senior Lecturer in Geography at Staffordshire Polytechnic. Nicholas Fyfe is Lecturer in Geography at Strathclyde University. David Herbert is Professor of Geography at the University College of Swansea.