Crime and Disorder in Community Context

Crime and Disorder in Community Context

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Community dynamics shape the way communities function. Areas that suffer from high levels of crime and disorder often experience decreased social capital, declining property values; slow economic development; and high levels of fear of victimization among residents. Changing the dynamics that foster crime problems across urban communities is a challenge for policy makers, police, residents and local stakeholders.Drawing on unique longitudinal data at the community level, Crime and Disorder in Community Context entwines current ecological theories of crime with key debates on the relevance of `community' in contemporary urban life to examine the spatial and temporal relationships between community structure, community social capital, informal social control and the occurrence of crime and disorder.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 159 x 235mm
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 113895151X
  • 9781138951518

Table of contents

Part 1. Setting the Scene, 1. Understanding crime and disorder in contemporary urban communities, 2. The Australian Community Capacity Study, 3. The social structural change and stability across the urban landscape, Part 2. The social mechanisms associated with crime and disorder, 4. The neighborhood context and its influence on community capital community perceptions, 5. Social Distance and `Seeing' Disorder, 6. From Perceptions to Actions: The Informal Regulation of Crime, 7. Policing Communities, Part 3. A temporal understanding of crime and disorder in Brisbane neighborhoods, 8. Crime and disorder in the suburbs: A special case of master planned communities, 9. Converging Vulnerabilities: Examining the influence of neighborhood characteristics for explaining different crime types, 10. Conclusions and future directions
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