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Urban criminology, Rowland Atkinson and Gareth Millington

Urban criminology, Rowland Atkinson and Gareth Millington
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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non fiction
Main title
Urban criminology
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Responsibility statement
Rowland Atkinson and Gareth Millington
Urban Criminology offers an accessible analysis of our urban condition, viewed through the prism of crime, disorder and social harm. This book gathers cutting-edge treatments, research field reports and critical examinations of crime and harm in cities, from the disciplines of urban studies and criminology. The social, economic and political composition of cities and the various inequalities that mark out and drive the problem of crime in many cities today are foregrounded. Readers follow a series of thematic engagements, generating a deeper understanding of a range of key areas that include problems of violence, social and spatial divisions, housing, policing and the role of the urban economy in issues of financial crime. This book comes at a time of rising crime in many cities and complex responses by city administrations and communities. It presents a critical, political thesis - that crime in cities must be understood with reference to the varying social structures, political forces and economic opportunities of cities. These influences intersect to produce dramatic variations in victimisation and attempts at social control, often felt most strongly around class and gender divisions. To understand crime, we must better understand the life of the city. Urban Criminology seeks to present an integrated framework that brings to life these key issues and seeks to enthuse students of our urban condition - to locate the harms within it and to identify ways of reducing the risk of crime. This book is ideal reading for all students with an interest in cities, crime, community life, urban sociology and urban cultures
Table Of Contents
Understand crime, understand the city -- Place and locality: neighbourhoods and crime -- Urban economies -- Governance and social control in the urban arena -- Policing, the police and social order in the city -- Urban violence -- Housing systems, housing tenure and the dis/orderly city -- The political economy of urban safety
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