Some questions for and about community safety partnerships and crime

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7-16
Number of pages10
JournalCrime Prevention and Community Safety
Volume1
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 1999
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • community
  • partnership
  • Shared responsibility for crime prevention
  • trust

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