Crime Reduction and the Law by Kate Moss

By Kate Moss

This cutting edge and pioneering new booklet establishes hyperlinks among crime aid and the legislations, uniquely offering a detailed examination of the way particular laws and function pursuits reduction or undermine makes an attempt at crime aid.

Providing a sustained research, this ground-breaking booklet considers the social coverage, politics and laws that encompass and force the crime aid time table. It analyzes:

  • the construction of 'safe environments' via city and nation making plans legislation
  • the function of neighborhood specialists in crime aid initiatives
  • the nature of drug coverage, paedophilia laws and courses to regulate psychological ailment crime.

Bringing jointly the paintings of the world over well known specialists during this box, this ebook will turn out very worthy to scholars of criminology and sociology, in addition to crime prevention and relief practitioners, law enforcement officials and group security partnership professionals.

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Cherry, G. E. (1974) The Evolution of British Town Planning, Leighton Buzzard: Leonard Hill Books. Colquhoun, I. (2003) Design Out Crime, Creating Safe and Sustainable Communities, London: Elsevier. Connolly, P. (2002) ‘The Human Deterrent’, Regeneration & Renewal, 16–17, 4 October. Crowe, T. (1991) Crime Prevention through Environmental Design: Applications of Architectural Design and Space Management Concepts, Stoneham, MA: Butterworth-Heinemann. DETR (2001) Planning Policy Guidance Note 13: ‘Transport’, London: TSO.

A large number of unsupervised access points in housing projects also made it easier for criminals to enter and escape. He criticized the location of housing schemes in high crime areas and their stigmatizing appearance. Three criteria were identified that increased the rate of crime in any residential block: • • • first, anonymity through people not knowing who their neighbours were; second, lack of surveillance through the absence of windows on internal corridors, hidden entrances and stairwells, making it easier to commit a crime unseen; third, the availability of escape routes for criminals.

The perceived fear of crime may also be a material consideration, as established in the case of a proposed extension to a bail and probation hostel in the West Midlands which was the subject of a High Court challenge. The important point in decision-making is to examine the evidence for the perceived fear and accord weight to that as a factor when balancing the various issues in coming to a planning decision (West Midlands Probation Committee 1996). The government supplemented advice in circulars by Planning Policy Guidance Notes (PPGs).

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