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Policing Problem Places: Crime Hot Spots and Effective Prevention

Anthony A. Braga and David L. Weisburd

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195341966
eISBN:
9780199866847
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341966.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

In this book, Anthony A. Braga and David L. Weisburd make the case that hot spots policing is an effective approach to crime prevention that should be engaged by police departments in the United ... More


The Environment for Optimism: Crime Trends and Attitudes about the Effectiveness of Crime Policies

Franklin E. Zimring

in The Great American Crime Decline

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195181159
eISBN:
9780199944132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181159.003.0022
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter is about a second “great divide” in attitudes about government and appropriate crime policy. The focus is not on the well-known ideological battle between left and right about crime ... More


Conclusions: When Punitive Policies Backfire

Joan Petersilia

in When Prisoners Come Home: Parole and Prisoner Reentry

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195160864
eISBN:
9780199943395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195160864.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter presents concluding remarks, reflecting on the political and practical challenges, as well as the potential payoffs, of enhancing reentry strategies. For most offenders, corrections does ... More


Conclusions

David Weisburd, Elizabeth R. Groff, and Sue-Ming Yang

in The Criminology of Place: Street Segments and Our Understanding of the Crime Problem

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195369083
eISBN:
9780199979110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369083.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

The emphasis on putting places at the center of the crime equation represents a new way of thinking about the crime problem. This concluding chapter focuses on how this approach has added to ... More


The Genesis of the ‘Partnership’ Approach and Appeals to ‘Community’ in Crime Control

Adam Crawford

in The Local Governance of Crime: Appeals to Community and Partnerships

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198298458
eISBN:
9780191685446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198298458.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter describes the genesis of the ‘partnership’ approach and the recent rebirth of appeals to ‘community’ and ‘prevention’ within contemporary British crime-control policy and practice. It ... More


The Changing Politics of Criminal Punishment

E.Zimring Franklin, Gordon Hawkins, and Sam Kamin

in Punishment and Democracy: Three Strikes and You're Out in California

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195171174
eISBN:
9780199849765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171174.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter uses Three Strikes as a case study in the evolving politics of criminal punishment in the United States. It provides two complementary historical perspectives on the story of Three ... More


Controlling crime and disorder: the Labour legacy

Sarah Charman and Stephen P. Savage

in Modernising the welfare state: The Blair legacy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420404
eISBN:
9781447302834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420404.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter reviews New Labour's crime policy. The Labour government, under Tony Blair, concerned itself with more fundamental ‘third order change’ or ‘paradigm shifts’. From the first utterance of ... More


Opportunity Makes the Thief-Taker: The Influence of Economic Analysis on Crime Control

Lucia Zedner

in The Politics of Crime Control: Essays in Honour of David Downes

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199565955
eISBN:
9780191701948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565955.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter argues that opportunity theory has deep theoretical underpinnings. It also illustrates how the sociology of deviance's influence in policy-circles has declined as a simplified form of ... More


Securing an urban renaissance: Crime, community, and British urban policy

Rowland Atkinson and Gesa Helms (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348159
eISBN:
9781447303329
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348159.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This book adds weight to an emerging argument which suggests that policies in place to make cities better places are inextricably linked to an attempt to civilise, pacify, and regulate crime and ... More


Marshall’s Lament

Christopher J. Lebron

in The Color of Our Shame: Race and Justice in Our Time

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199936342
eISBN:
9780199345823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199936342.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, American Politics

“Marshall's Lament” historically reviews and philosophically frames the evolution of criminal justice and welfare policy in America. Informed by the conception of historically embedded power, I ... More


Fragmentation of the State?

Adam Crawford

in The Local Governance of Crime: Appeals to Community and Partnerships

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198298458
eISBN:
9780191685446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198298458.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter assesses the theoretical explanations for the nature of ‘partnerships’ as constituting new forms of local governance. It also discusses the key theoretical debates concerning the ... More


We Need to Talk About Women: Examining the Place of Gender in Hate Crime Policy

Hannah Mason-Bish

in Responding to hate crime: The case for connecting policy and research

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781447308768
eISBN:
9781447311669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447308768.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter explores the category of gender as a potential victim group within hate crime policy and research. Instead of arguing for or against its inclusion as a new “strand” in the hate crime ... More


Stopping Crime Requires Successful Implementation of What Works

Irvin Waller

in The Future of Criminology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199917938
eISBN:
9780199950430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917938.003.0032
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

The current fiscal crisis in both the UK and the United States provides a special opportunity to get a shift from unaffordable and ineffective policing and prisons to cost-effective prevention. This ... More


Local or Social Justice?

Adam Crawford

in The Local Governance of Crime: Appeals to Community and Partnerships

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198298458
eISBN:
9780191685446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198298458.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter takes an avowedly jaundiced view of some of the path-dependent possible implications of recent developments in the governance of crime and appeals to ‘community’. Particular concern is ... More


Felony Conviction as Social Disability

Keesha M. Middlemass

in Convicted and Condemned: The Politics and Policies of Prisoner Reentry

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780814724392
eISBN:
9780814760185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724392.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter introduces social disability theory to illustrate how felons are treated similarly to people living with a disability. Social disability theory is linked to the historical evolution of a ... More


The Shifting Social and Political Context: Questions of Legitimacy and Responsibility

Adam Crawford

in The Local Governance of Crime: Appeals to Community and Partnerships

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198298458
eISBN:
9780191685446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198298458.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter tries to resolve the following questions: Why should this conceptual shift to ‘community’, ‘prevention’, and ‘partnerships’ have taken place? And why at this particular historic ... More


Public Opinion versus Public Judgment

David A Green

in When Children Kill Children: Penal Populism and Political Culture

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199230969
eISBN:
9780191696497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230969.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter explores the important distinction between public opinion and deliberative public judgment by illustrating the need for such a distinction in the first place. It considers the evolution ... More


Lessons from the Economics of Crime: What Reduces Offending?

Philip J. Cook, Stephen Machin, Olivier Marie, and Giovanni Mastrobuoni (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019613
eISBN:
9780262314633
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019613.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This volume includes 10 original papers on various aspects of the economics of crime, together with an introductory essay by the editors that characterizes the intellectual agenda and approach of the ... More


Crack, Rap, and the Punitive Turn

Dimitri A. Bogazianos

in 5 Grams: Crack Cocaine, Rap Music, and the War on Drugs

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814787007
eISBN:
9780814725160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814787007.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter examines rap's unique expressive position in relation to the primary contradictions of crack cocaine's punishment structure as well as recent arguments condemning this structure, ... More


Continuity and Change in American Sex-Crime Policy

in An American Travesty: Legal Responses to Adolescent Sexual Offending

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226983578
eISBN:
9780226983592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226983592.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Criminal justice policy toward adult sex offenders has a powerful influence on the policies used for younger offenders in both criminal and juvenile courts, for which reason policy toward adolescent ... More


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