Research on public social control and neighborhood crime is concerned with a neighborhood’s ability to secure external economic, political, and social resources necessary to effectively engage in social control and combat crime and disorder. This work draws heavily from earlier sociological and criminological studies of social control and neighborhood crime. Whereas most theories of neighborhood crime (e.g., social disorganization) consider how local structural factors influence informal social control mechanisms, including social cohesion and collective efficacy, a growing body of research examines how decisions regarding the distribution of certain goods and services made by organizations and government and by nongovernment actors outside of the neighborhood are consequential for neighborhood crime.
Article. 9386 words.
Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice ; Criminal Justice ; Criminology
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