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Crime and Justice, Volume 8

Communities and Crime

How does crime relate to the quality of life in communities? What role does fear play in influencing crime patterns? What is the effect of crime on a community’s school’s teachers, and pupils? How does environmental design affect crime? Can household and community mobilization change crime patterns?

Examining the ways in which communities both affect crime and are affected by it, this volume seeks to explain the wide variation of crime levels among different communities. As it attempts to redress the bias toward describing crime in terms of individuals, Communities and Crime brings concentrated attention to crime at a community level, suggesting ways in which neighborhoods can change their crime patterns.

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430 pages | 6 x 9 | © 1986

Crime and Justice: A Review of Research


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Table of Contents

Why Are Communities Important in Understanding Crime?
Albert J. Reiss, Jr.
Ecological Stability and the Dynamics of Dilinquency
Robert J. Bursik, Jr.
Community Careers in Crime
Leo Schuerman and Solomon Kobrin
Housing Tenure and Residential Community Crime Careers in Britain
Anthony E. Bottoms and Paul Wiles
Does Gentrification Affect Crime Rates?
Scott C. McDonald
Fear of Crime and Neighborhood Change
Wesley Skogan
Economic Conditions, Neighborhood Organization, and Urban Crime
Richard M. McGahey
Crime in Cities: The Effects of Formal and Informal Social Control
Robert J. Sampson
The Neighborhood Context of Police Behavior
Douglas A. Smith
Policing Communities: What Works?
Lawrence W. Sherman
Environmental Design, Crime, and Prevention: An Examination of Community Dynamics
Ralph B. Taylor and Stephen Gottfredson

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