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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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Community safety and victims: who is the victim of community safety?

Community safety and victims: who is the victim of community safety?

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(p.169) Eleven Community safety and victims: who is the victim of community safety?
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Community safety
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Sandra Walklate

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861347305.003.0011

This chapter suggests an analysis of the mechanisms underlying the processes associated with the rise of victimhood and its impact. It offers a critical understanding of the current imagining of the crime victim in the discourse of community safety. It considers what is meant by community in the context of community safety. It further considers what is meant by safety in this same context. It offers a perspective on the nature of the crime victim presumed by the community safety discourse by considering the concept of protection in understanding who the victim of community safety might be. It gives a few words on images of the community in relation to crime and safety.

Keywords:   victimhood, community safety, community, safety, crime victim, protection

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