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Community safetyCritical perspectives on policy and practice$
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Peter Squires

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9781861347305

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861347305.001.0001

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Introduction: asking questions of community safety

Introduction: asking questions of community safety

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(p.1) One Introduction: asking questions of community safety
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Community safety
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Peter Squires

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861347305.003.0001

This chapter observes that the emergence of a substantive concern with what became known as ‘community safety’ policy marked a significant shift in forms of local and national governance. It notes that this shift had far-reaching implications for local authorities, for crime and disorder management, for the politics of community, for social policy, and for the variety of agencies (the police, local authorities, probation, Drug Action Teams, witness support services, and so on) that following the 1998 Crime and Disorder Act, came to form the Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership (CDRPs), charged with the responsibility of delivering local crime and disorder reduction strategy.

Keywords:   community safety, national governance, crime, community, social policy, Crime and Disorder Act, witness support

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