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Banished: The New Social Control In Urban America

Katherine Beckett and Steve Herbert

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195395174
eISBN:
9780199943319
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395174.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

With urban poverty rising and affordable housing disappearing, the homeless and other “disorderly” people continue to occupy public space in many American cities. Concerned about the alleged ill ... More


Banishment’s Reemergence

Katherine Beckett and Steve Herbert

in Banished: The New Social Control In Urban America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195395174
eISBN:
9780199943319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395174.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter tries to explain why banishment reemerged as a leading social control strategy. It lists several developments that contributed to its rise, such as the increase in the homeless ... More


The Rise of Mass Misdemeanors

Issa Kohler-Hausmann

in Misdemeanorland: Criminal Courts and Social Control in an Age of Broken Windows Policing

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691196114
eISBN:
9781400890354
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691196114.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

This chapter briefly recounts the origins of the policing experiment of the early 1990s that flew under the Broken Windows banner. It also explores how that experiment has become an institutionalized ... More


Misdemeanorland: Criminal Courts and Social Control in an Age of Broken Windows Policing

Issa Kohler-Hausmann

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691196114
eISBN:
9781400890354
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691196114.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

In the early 1990s, New York City launched an initiative under the banner of Broken Windows policing to dramatically expand enforcement against low-level offenses. This is the first book to document ... More


Explaining Crime Hotspots: Overview and Extensions of Broken Windows and Collective Efficacy Theories

Peter K. B. St. Jean

in Pockets of Crime: Broken Windows, Collective Efficacy, and the Criminal Point of View

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226774985
eISBN:
9780226775005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226775005.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Over the last seven years, broken windows theory and collective efficacy theory have received increased attention from researchers and policymakers who seek to understand and address crime problems ... More


The Broken Windows of Rosa Ramos: Neoliberal Policing Regimes of Imminent Violability

Christina Heatherton

in Feminists Rethink the Neoliberal State: Inequality, Exclusion, and Change

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781479800155
eISBN:
9781479813100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479800155.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter considers how “broken windows” policing as both philosophy and practice emerged alongside and also facilitated major transformations of the neoliberal political economy. It further ... More


Regulating Nightlife Scenes

Richard E. Ocejo

in Upscaling Downtown: From Bowery Saloons to Cocktail Bars in New York City

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155166
eISBN:
9781400852635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155166.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines the issues that arise for policing nightlife scenes. It begins with an episode from one of the special meetings that the police occasionally hold at the precinct for bar owners, ... More


Tackling Neighborhood Problems

Wesley G. Skogan

in Police and Community in Chicago: A Tale of Three Cities

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195154580
eISBN:
9780199944033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195154580.003.0037
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

In the CAPS (Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy) model of community policing, police are to move beyond driving to the scene quickly in response to individual 911 calls, and instead, have to adopt ... More


Introduction and Overview

Peter K. B. St. Jean

in Pockets of Crime: Broken Windows, Collective Efficacy, and the Criminal Point of View

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226774985
eISBN:
9780226775005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226775005.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of two popular and competing theories proposed to explain the causes and consequences of neighborhood crime: the first widely known as broken ... More


Why tackle anti-social behaviour?

Jessica Jacobson, Andrew Millie, and Mike Hough

in ASBO nation: The criminalisation of nuisance

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420282
eISBN:
9781447301493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420282.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

Governments vary over place and time in their enthusiasm for cracking down on anti-social behaviour (ASB). It is therefore reasonable to ask why they should take on this responsibility, and why they ... More


Introduction

Issa Kohler-Hausmann

in Misdemeanorland: Criminal Courts and Social Control in an Age of Broken Windows Policing

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691196114
eISBN:
9781400890354
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691196114.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

This introductory chapter gives a brief overview of “misdemeanorland” and how it is studied. “Misdemeanorland” is a colloquialism used by people who work in the courts that receive the large volume ... More


Where's the Dope At?: The Need to Understand Drug Dealing from the Ground Up

Peter K. B. St. Jean

in Pockets of Crime: Broken Windows, Collective Efficacy, and the Criminal Point of View

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226774985
eISBN:
9780226775005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226775005.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter explains how drug dealers interpret neighborhood disorder and understand the effects of collective efficacy on their business decisions. It highlights the various ways that the ... More


The New York ‘miracle’

Maurice Punch

in Zero tolerance policing

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420558
eISBN:
9781447304395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420558.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

In the 1990s, the United States was enjoying economic prosperity, however there were two things afflicting the most powerful and wealthy country in the world. First, urban America was afflicted by ... More


The war against the homeless: Frank Jordan, broken windows, and anti-homeless politics in San Francisco

Sean Parson

in Cooking up a revolution: Food Not Bombs, Homes Not Jails, and resistance to gentrification

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526107350
eISBN:
9781526142023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526107350.003.0004
Subject:
History, Social History

Chapter 4 discusses Mayor Frank Jordan’s (1992–1995) revanchist Matrix Quality of Life Program, which sought to enforce a broken-windows policing system in San Francisco. The impact of the policy was ... More


The homeless fight back: the politics of homeless resistance

Sean Parson

in Cooking up a revolution: Food Not Bombs, Homes Not Jails, and resistance to gentrification

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526107350
eISBN:
9781526142023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526107350.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

Chapter 5 turns to the activism and politics of anarchist homeless activists in resisting the city’s attempts to exclude the homeless. I turn to two important political theorists to make sense of the ... More


What This All Means: Summary, Conclusions, and Implications

Peter K. B. St. Jean

in Pockets of Crime: Broken Windows, Collective Efficacy, and the Criminal Point of View

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226774985
eISBN:
9780226775005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226775005.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter, which summarizes the major findings of the research and outlines the implications for theory, methods, and policy, shows that there is considerable potential for both broken windows ... More


Sciences of Zero Tolerance

Jason Blakely

in We Built Reality: How Social Science Infiltrated Culture, Politics, and Power

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780190087371
eISBN:
9780190087418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190087371.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The Black Lives Matter movement has been partly inspired by the ability of citizens to capture on video shocking abuses of police authority against black men and disseminate them on the Internet. ... More


Why Disorder MattersReading Urban Situations

Martin Innes

in Signal Crimes: Social Reactions to Crime, Disorder, and Control

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199684465
eISBN:
9780191788093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684465.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Disorder and anti-social behaviour are important influences upon how people make judgements about people and places, and the risks and threats they potentially pose. This chapter focuses upon ... More


Disorder in the neighbourhoods: families' experiences of crime, gangs, neighbour problems, vandalism, graffiti, drugs and ‘rough’ behaviour

Katharine Mumford and Anne Power

in East Enders: Family and community in East London

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861344960
eISBN:
9781447302179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861344960.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter looks at disorder in the neighbourhoods, which include the experiences of the families with crime, gangs, and other forms of neighbourhood problems. Some of these experiences were ... More


The Governance of Homelessness and Public Space

Benjamin Holtzman

in The Long Crisis: New York City and the Path to Neoliberalism

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190843700
eISBN:
9780190843731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190843700.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In 1980s New York City, residents and officials grappled with the extraordinary growth of people experiencing homelessness residing in public spaces. Public homelessness emerged at a time of rising ... More


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