Crime and Social Change in Middle England explores the centrality of questions of crime and disorder in the lives of the population of one moderately prosperous provincial town apparently far removed from the world of inner city crime. Through the voices of the inhabitants themselves the authors explore issues central to the study of crime in contemporary society:
Their stories show not only how crime and crime prevention are woven into people’s everyday lives, but also how crime and disorder are areas in which the particular and the local perpetually intersect with wider national and global forces.
Crime and Social Change in Middle England will be of interest to students of criminology, sociology and urban studies, and to professionals working in the fields of crime prevention and community safety.
University of Edinburgh
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Criminal Justice Process and Institutions
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