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Travels Through Crime and Place: Community Building as Crime Control

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William DeLeon-Granados
Date Published
192 pages
This book proposes designs and implementation strategies for more effective community-based crime reduction programs.
The book argues that community-based crime reduction programs should emphasize fostering informal social controls and indigenous problem solving, should focus on leadership, community policing, citizen mobilization, urban design and planning, and laws. It proposes a new conceptual framework for crime control, asserting that problem-solving strategies must restore community strength and forge connections and shared values among citizens. The book discusses leadership striving to form community, policing with community in mind, residents mobilizing with police to build a community, designing space to evoke pro-social community behavior, connecting ecology to form community, using laws to fashion community and moving beyond myths of the past to other strategies. Notes, bibliography, index