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The Resource Breaking Away from Broken Windows : Baltimore Neighborhoods and the Nationwide Fight Against Crime, Grime, Fear, and Decline

Breaking Away from Broken Windows : Baltimore Neighborhoods and the Nationwide Fight Against Crime, Grime, Fear, and Decline

Label
Breaking Away from Broken Windows : Baltimore Neighborhoods and the Nationwide Fight Against Crime, Grime, Fear, and Decline
Title
Breaking Away from Broken Windows
Title remainder
Baltimore Neighborhoods and the Nationwide Fight Against Crime, Grime, Fear, and Decline
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In Breaking Away from Broken Windows Ralph Taylor uses data on recent Baltimore crime-reduction efforts to attack the 'broken windows' thesis--that is, the currently fashionable notion that by reducing or eliminating superficial signs of disorder (dilapidated buildings, graffiti, incivil behavior by teenagers, etc.), urban police deparments can make significant and lasting reductions in crime. Taylor argues that such measures, while useful, are only a partial solution to the problem at hand. His data supports a materialist view: changes in levels of physical decay, superficial social disorder, and racial composition do not lead to higher crime, while economic decline does. He contends that the Baltimore example shows that in order to make real, long-term reductions in crime, urban politicians, businesses, and community leaders must work together to improve the economic fortunes of those living in high-crime areas
Member of
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Taylor, Ralph
Dewey number
364.4/09752/6
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Crime & society
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Crime prevention
  • Crime prevention
  • Neighborhoods
  • Neighborhoods
  • Urban policy
  • Urban policy
  • Quality of life
  • Quality of life
Label
Breaking Away from Broken Windows : Baltimore Neighborhoods and the Nationwide Fight Against Crime, Grime, Fear, and Decline
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Implications: Can Police-Community Partnerships Organize Around Neighborhood Units?
Contents
  • Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of Tables and Figures; Acknowledgments; List of Acronyms; PART 1 BACKGROUND ON THE PLACE, THE THEORY, AND POLICIES; 1 Introduction; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Oakland, California; Focus; Incivilities, Disorder, Social Disorganization, Collective Efficacy, and Social Capital; Broader Theoretical and Empirical Context of Current Approaches; Evidence; The Argument and the Chapters Ahead; The ""Bottom Lineâ#x80;#x9D;; Notes; References; 2 The Baltimore Context, and Its Context with Charles David Linne; The War Has Been Won?; Purpose
  • Changes in People, Housing, and JobsChanges in Crime: The City as a Whole; Baltimore Neighborhood Crime Rates; Shifting Incivilities, 1981-1994; Summary Comments on Changes; The Questions of Fear and Neighborhood Problems; In the News; Notes; References; 3 The Incivilities Thesis: Theory, Measurement, and Policy; Organization; Variations on a Theme; Empirical Support for Hypotheses; A Theoretical Aside on Demographic and Structural Issues; From Theory to Research: Incivilities Indicators; Implications for Policy, Practice, and Theory; Notes; References
  • PART 2 QUANTITATIVE EVIDENCE ON ORIGINS AND IMPACTS4 Origins of Incivilities; A Story About One Broken Window; Focus and Organization; Perspectives on the Origins of Incivilities; An Unexciting, but Necessary Methodological Aside on Change; Another Necessary, but Unexciting, Aside on Multilevel Models; Overview of Indicators, Outcomes, and Controls; Incivilities Observed; Incivilities As Perceived by Residents; Discussion; Notes; References; 5 Impacts of Incivilities on Later Crime and Decline; A Systemic Perspective; Focus; Data and Analysis; Changes on Decline Indicators in the 1980s
  • Crime Rate ChangesPredicting Decline; Discussion; Notes; References; 6 Longitudinal Impacts of Incivilities on Reactions to Crime and Local Commitment; Reactions to Crime; Focus; Data and Analysis; Impacts of Specific Predictors; Closing Thoughts; Support for Longitudinal Impacts of Incivilities; Notes; References; PART 3 QUALITATIVE EVIDENCE FROM COMMUNITY LEADERS; 7 The Community Perspective: Views About Incivilities and Responses to Incivilities in the Context of Collective Crime Prevention Initiatives; Organization of the Chapter and Questions Addressed
  • What Influences the Type of Collective Strategies Adopted? Podolefsky's ModelData Sources; Responses to Drug Sales and Use and Related Crime Problems; Neighborhood Fabric and Responses to Crime and Drug Sales and Use; Closing Comments; Appendix: Sample Selection Procedures and Contact Attempts; Notes; References; 8 Place Power and Implications for Coproduced Safety: Changes and Stability in Neighborhood Names, Boundaries, and Organizations; Neighborhood Mapping and Current Data Sources; Organization; Naming and Bounding; Service Delivery Issues and Community Policing; Stability and Changes
Control code
on1029499350
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (407 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780429981647
Note
Taylor & Francis
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1029499350
Label
Breaking Away from Broken Windows : Baltimore Neighborhoods and the Nationwide Fight Against Crime, Grime, Fear, and Decline
Publication
Note
Implications: Can Police-Community Partnerships Organize Around Neighborhood Units?
Contents
  • Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of Tables and Figures; Acknowledgments; List of Acronyms; PART 1 BACKGROUND ON THE PLACE, THE THEORY, AND POLICIES; 1 Introduction; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Oakland, California; Focus; Incivilities, Disorder, Social Disorganization, Collective Efficacy, and Social Capital; Broader Theoretical and Empirical Context of Current Approaches; Evidence; The Argument and the Chapters Ahead; The ""Bottom Lineâ#x80;#x9D;; Notes; References; 2 The Baltimore Context, and Its Context with Charles David Linne; The War Has Been Won?; Purpose
  • Changes in People, Housing, and JobsChanges in Crime: The City as a Whole; Baltimore Neighborhood Crime Rates; Shifting Incivilities, 1981-1994; Summary Comments on Changes; The Questions of Fear and Neighborhood Problems; In the News; Notes; References; 3 The Incivilities Thesis: Theory, Measurement, and Policy; Organization; Variations on a Theme; Empirical Support for Hypotheses; A Theoretical Aside on Demographic and Structural Issues; From Theory to Research: Incivilities Indicators; Implications for Policy, Practice, and Theory; Notes; References
  • PART 2 QUANTITATIVE EVIDENCE ON ORIGINS AND IMPACTS4 Origins of Incivilities; A Story About One Broken Window; Focus and Organization; Perspectives on the Origins of Incivilities; An Unexciting, but Necessary Methodological Aside on Change; Another Necessary, but Unexciting, Aside on Multilevel Models; Overview of Indicators, Outcomes, and Controls; Incivilities Observed; Incivilities As Perceived by Residents; Discussion; Notes; References; 5 Impacts of Incivilities on Later Crime and Decline; A Systemic Perspective; Focus; Data and Analysis; Changes on Decline Indicators in the 1980s
  • Crime Rate ChangesPredicting Decline; Discussion; Notes; References; 6 Longitudinal Impacts of Incivilities on Reactions to Crime and Local Commitment; Reactions to Crime; Focus; Data and Analysis; Impacts of Specific Predictors; Closing Thoughts; Support for Longitudinal Impacts of Incivilities; Notes; References; PART 3 QUALITATIVE EVIDENCE FROM COMMUNITY LEADERS; 7 The Community Perspective: Views About Incivilities and Responses to Incivilities in the Context of Collective Crime Prevention Initiatives; Organization of the Chapter and Questions Addressed
  • What Influences the Type of Collective Strategies Adopted? Podolefsky's ModelData Sources; Responses to Drug Sales and Use and Related Crime Problems; Neighborhood Fabric and Responses to Crime and Drug Sales and Use; Closing Comments; Appendix: Sample Selection Procedures and Contact Attempts; Notes; References; 8 Place Power and Implications for Coproduced Safety: Changes and Stability in Neighborhood Names, Boundaries, and Organizations; Neighborhood Mapping and Current Data Sources; Organization; Naming and Bounding; Service Delivery Issues and Community Policing; Stability and Changes
Control code
on1029499350
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (407 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780429981647
Note
Taylor & Francis
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1029499350

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