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(p. 630) 23. Crime control, policing, and community safety 

(p. 630) 23. Crime control, policing, and community safety
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(p. 630) 23. Crime control, policing, and community safety
Author(s):

Steve Case

, Phil Johnson

, David Manlow

, Roger Smith

, and Kate Williams

DOI:
10.1093/he/9780198736752.003.0023
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date: 20 October 2019

This chapter examines crime control strategies, policing, and community safety. It first explains what constitutes ‘crime control’ before discussing the distinction between crime control and due process models. It then considers the different methods of delivering ‘crime control’, including deterrence, target hardening, offender surveillance, and incapacitation and associated intervention programmes. It also analyses the role played by the police in crime control; the effectiveness of different crime control methods, such as situational crime prevention and zero tolerance initiatives; and issues surrounding the use of technology in crime control. Finally, it evaluates the consequences of crime control as well as the practical limitations and moral challenges of crime control.

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