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Conclusion: contradictions and dilemmas: the rise and fall of community safety?

Peter Squires

in Community safety

Published by Policy Press

Published in print July 2006 | ISBN: 9781861347305
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447301950 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861347305.003.0015
Conclusion: contradictions and dilemmas: the rise and fall of community safety?

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This chapter concludes, having reviewed many dimensions of this area of policy development, with a fairly substantial charge sheet against it. It notes that the ‘official’ history of community safety tells a story locating the origins of community safety policy development in a revitalisation of local democracy, as municipal authorities sought to resist an increasingly centralised and increasingly punitive and largely situational response to problems of crime and disorder. It observes that the renewed priority afforded to victims and the broader academic legitimation provided by ‘left realism’ appeared to suggest that the prevention of crime and the maintenance of law and order could form part of a wider project of progressive and inclusive social reconstruction.

Keywords: policy development; community safety; democracy; crime; victims; left realism; disorder; law; social reconstruction

Chapter.  5315 words. 

Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies

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