The purpose of this paper is to situate the policy possibilities of community safety partnerships within the context of the lived experience of crime in two structurally similar high-crime areas. On the basis of some of these empirical findings the case will be made for locally nuanced understandings of crime prevention strategies. These empirical findings constitute a challenge to some of the more conventional understandings of both what needs to be managed in high-crime areas and what such management processes might look like. The paper concludes by suggesting some alternative interpretations of the concept of partnership and what such partnerships might address.
- Shared responsibility for crime prevention