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Communities and Crime

ISBN-10: 0226807983

ISBN-13: 9780226807980

Edition: N/A

Authors: Albert J. Reiss, Michael H. Tonry

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How does crime relate to the quality of life in communities? What role does fear play in influencing crime patterns? What is the effect of crime on a community's school's teachers, and pupils? How does environmental design affect crime? Can household and community mobilization change crime patterns? Examining the ways in which communities both affect crime and are affected by it, this volume seeks to explain the wide variation of crime levels among different communities. As it attempts to redress the bias toward describing crime in terms of individuals, Communities and Crime brings concentrated attention to crime at a community level, suggesting ways in which neighborhoods can change their crime patterns.
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 5/15/1987
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 429
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Preface Why Are Communities Important in Understanding Crime?
Ecological Stability and the Dynamics of Dilinquency
Community Careers in Crime Leo Schuerman and Solomon Kobrin Housing Tenure and Residential Community Crime Careers in Britain
Does Gentrification Affect Crime Rates?
Fear of Crime and Neighborhood Change Wesley Skogan Economic Conditions, Neighborhood Organization, and Urban Crime
Crime in Cities: The Effects of Formal and Informal Social Control
The Neighborhood Context of Police Behavior
Policing Communities: What Works?
Environmental Design, Crime, and Prevention: An Examination of Community Dynamics
Index