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The Local Governance of Crime: Appeals to Community and Partnerships

Adam Crawford


The book considers recent trends in the local governance of crime. It examines the growing appeal to ‘community’ and ‘partnerships’ in criminal justice policy and the involvement of actual communities and partnerships in criminal justice practices. The book makes sense of ongoing transformations in the relations between the state, market, and civil society in the governance of crime and personal safety. It draws upon the findings of two empirical research projects, conducted by the author, in the fields of community-based crime prevention and local victim-offender and community mediation. The ... More

Keywords: local governance, crime, criminal justice policy, criminal justice, community, partnerships, personal safety, crime prevention, mediation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1999 Print ISBN-13: 9780198298458
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198298458.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Adam Crawford, author
University of Leeds