Paper $41.95 ISBN: 9781861347299 Published July 2006 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $85.00 ISBN: 9781861347305 Published July 2006 For sale in North and South America only

Community Safety

Critical Perspectives on Policy and Practice

Edited by Peter Squires

Community Safety

Edited by Peter Squires

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

264 pages
Paper $41.95 ISBN: 9781861347299 Published July 2006 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $85.00 ISBN: 9781861347305 Published July 2006 For sale in North and South America only
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 safety policy making become such a contested terrain? What are the different issues at stake for 'provider' versus 'consumer' interests in community safety policy? Who are the winners and losers and where are the gaps in community safety policy making? Do new priorities mean that we have seen the rise and now the fall of community safety?The book provides answers to these questions by exploring a wide range of topics relating to community safety policy and practice, including: anti-social behaviour strategies; victims' perspectives on community safety; race, racism and policing; safety and social exclusion; domestic violence; substance misuse; community policing; and organised crime. "Community safety" is primarily aimed at academics and students working in the areas of criminology and local policy making. However, it will also be of interest to community safety and crime prevention practitioners who need to have a critical understanding of the development and likely future direction of community safety programmes.
Contents
Introduction: asking questions of community safety ~ Peter Squires
Section one: Community safety: an incomplete project?: 'You know you're being watched everywhere': young people, custodial experiences and community safety ~ Carlie Goldsmith
Community safety and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities ~ Derek McGhee
Community safety, the family and domestic violence ~ Paula Wilcox
Ethnic minorities and community safety ~ Marion FitzGerald and Chris Hale
Section two: Community safety: a contested project?: The local politics of community safety: local policy for local people? ~ Matt Follett
The police and community safety ~ Barry Loveday
Community safety and the private security sector ~ Mark Button
Outreach drug work and Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships: square pegs in round holes? ~ Adrian Barton
Section three: Community safety: a flawed project?: Community safety and corporate crime ~ Steve Tombs and Dave Whyte
Community safety and victims: who is the victim of community safety? ~ Sandra Walklate
Young women, community safety and informal cultures ~ Lynda Measor
Section four: Community safety: overrun by enforcement?: Community safety and social exclusion ~ Lynn Hancock
Community safety and young people: 21st-century homo sacer and the politics of injustice ~ Dawn Stephen
Contradictions and dilemmas: the rise and fall of community safety? ~ Peter Squires
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