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Urbanization, Policing, and Security

Global Perspectives, 1st Edition

Edited by Gary Cordner, Dilip K. Das, AnnMarie Cordner


475 pages

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In terms of raw numbers, the amount of world urban dwellers have increased four-fold, skyrocketing from 740 million in 1950 to almost 3.3 billion in 2007. This ongoing urbanization will continue to create major security challenges in most countries. Based on contributions from academics and practitioners from countries as diverse as Nigeria, Pakist

Table of Contents

Introduction: Policing and Urbanization. URBAN SECURITY PROBLEMS. Urbanization and Crime in Cameroon. .Urbanization and Security in Kampala City, Uganda. Urbanization, Policing, and Safety in Serbia. Urbanization and Security in Russia. Spatial Determinants of Crime in Poland. Drug Problems in Peshawar, Pakistan. Organized Crime in South Africa. Organized Crime and Safety in Azerbaijan. Traffic Administration in Hyderabad, India. Urban Mass Evacuation in the United States. POLICE RESPONSES. Reforming Policing in Victoria, Australia. Urbanization and Community Policing in Nigeria. Policing Multiethnic Societies. Urbanization, Security, and Human Rights. Policing Protests in New York City. Urban Crime and Criminal Investigation in Slovenia. Police Cooperation in International Drug Investigations in North America. Information Sharing between Police and Intelligence Agencies. PRIVATE SECURITY RESPONSES. Public Private Partnerships in Los Angeles. Post 9/11 Port Security in Houston, Texas. Private Security in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Private Security in South Africa. Body Guarding in South Africa. Urbanization and Security: Moving Forward, Key Themes, and Challenges. Index.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COMPUTERS / Security / General
LAW / Criminal Law / General
LAW / Forensic Science
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology