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Community safety: Critical perspectives on policy and practice

Peter Squires


Community safety emerged as a new approach to tackling and preventing local crime and disorder in the late 1980s and was adopted into mainstream policy by New Labour in the late '90s. Twenty years on, it is important to ask how the community safety agenda has evolved and developed within local crime and disorder prevention strategies. This book provides the first sustained critical and theoretically informed analysis by leading authorities in the field. It explores the strengths and weaknesses of the community safety legacy, posing challenging questions, such as how and why has community safet ... More

Keywords: community safety, crime, disorder, community safety, anti-social behaviour, social exclusion, domestic violence, community policing, organised crime, substance misuse

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Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9781861347305
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861347305.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Squires, editor

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Section one Community safety: an incomplete project?

Five Ethnic minorities and community safety

Marian FitzGerald, and Chris Hale

Section two Community safety: a contested project?

Section three Community safety: a flawed project?

Ten Community safety and corporate crime

Steve Tombs, and Dave Whyte

Section four Community safety: overrun by enforcement?

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