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The City that Became Safe: New York’s Lessons for Urban Crime and Its Control

Franklin E. Zimring

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199844425
eISBN:
9780199943357
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844425.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

The 40% drop in crime that occurred across the U.S. from 1991 to 2000 largely remains an unsolved mystery. Even more puzzling then is the crime rate drop in New York City, which lasted twice as long ... More


Introduction

Javier Auyero and Katherine Sobering

in The Ambivalent State: Police-Criminal Collusion at the Urban Margins

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190915537
eISBN:
9780190915575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190915537.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Law, Crime and Deviance

The introduction begins with the story of Carolina, a mother who struggles with her son’s addiction to paco, a cheap and pernicious drug that is increasingly common in the poor neighborhood where she ... More


Fear and Spectacular Drug Violence in Monterrey

Ana Villarreal

in Violence at the Urban Margins

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780190221447
eISBN:
9780190221461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190221447.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter examines everyday responses to a wave of gruesome, spectacular drug violence (2009–2012) in Monterrey, Mexico. It provides evidence on four logistics of fear employed by residents: ... More


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