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Policing urban poverty

Author: Chris Crowther; Jo Campling
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Macmillan Press ; New York : St. Martin's Press, 2000.
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"Policing Urban Poverty provides a comprehensive and wide-ranging analysis of the policy implications of social problems for the welfare state in general and the police service in particular, through an examination of the relationship between discourses on urban poverty, crime and disorder in Britain and America. Drawing on extensive empirical evidence, the book adds to the sociological and historical analyses of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Crowther; Jo Campling
ISBN: 0333748581 9780333748589 0312228465 9780312228460
OCLC Number: 43648415
Description: xii, 264 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 2 Historical Perspectives on Poverty and Crime 19 --
3 Debating Poverty and Crime in the US: from Moynihan to Murray 41 --
4 Poverty and Crime in Britain 64 --
5 From Theory to Practice 87 --
6 Police Policy Process in Modern Society 107 --
7 Policing and the Power of Public Debate 132 --
8 Policing Poor Communities 157 --
9 Changing Nature of Crime and the Workless Society 181.
Responsibility: Chris Crowther ; foreword by Alan Walker ; consultant editor, Jo Campling.

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Since the 19th century, a core task of the police has been crime control and order maintenance, especially in poor communities. This text focuses on the policy implications of discourses on poverty  Read more...

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