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Parution : 07/2020
Editeur : Routledge
ISBN : 978-0-4293-5277-5
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Crime and Fear in Public Places

Towards Safe, Inclusive and Sustainable Cities

Sous la direction de Vania Ceccato, Mahesh K. Nalla

Présentation de l'éditeur

No city environment reflects the meaning of urban life better than a public place. A public place, whatever its nature—a park, a mall, a train platform or a street corner—is where people pass by, meet each other and at times become a victim of crime. With this book, we submit that crime and safety in public places are not issues that can be easily dealt with within the boundaries of a single discipline. The book aims to illustrate the complexity of patterns of crime and fear in public places with examples of studies on these topics contextualized in different cities and countries around the world. This is achieved by tackling five cross-cutting themes: the nature of the city’s environment as a backdrop for crime and fear; the dynamics of individuals’ daily routines and their transit safety; the safety perceptions experienced by those who are most in fear in public places; the metrics of crime and fear; and, finally, examples of current practices in promoting safety. All these original chapters contribute to our quest for safer, more inclusive, resilient, equitable and sustainable cities and human settlements aligned to the Global 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

 

PART I – Crime and fear in public places: An Introduction

Chapter 1. Crime and fear in public places: Aim, scope, and context

Chapter 2. The circumstances of crime and fear in public places: A Review of theories

Chapter 3. The architecture of crime and fear of crime: Research evidence on lighting, CCTV and CPTED features

PART II – The environment

Chapter 4. Do green areas affect crime and safety?

Chapter 5. Safety of urban park users: The case of Poznań, Poland

Chapter 6. The role of public places in Disability Hate Crimes (DHC)

PART III – The movement

Chapter 7. Youth safety in public transportation: The case of Eastern Mexico City, Mexico

Chapter 8. Transit safety among college students in Tokyo/Kanagawa, Japan

Chapter 9. Women and LGBTI youth at target: Assessing transit safety in Rio Claro, Brazil

Chapter 10. An analysis of transit safety among college students in Lagos, Nigeria

PART IV – The users’ perspective

Chapter 11. Contested gendered space: Public sexual harassment and women’s safety work

Chapter 12. Sexual harassment in public spaces in India: Victimization and offending patterns

Chapter 13. Does context matter? Older adults’ safety perceptions of neighborhood environments in Sweden

Chapter 14. Individual and spatial dimensions of women’s fear of crime: A Scandinavian study case

PART V – The metrics

Chapter 15. Contextual determinants of fear of crime in public transit: An Ecological Momentary Assessment Pilot Study

Chapter 16. Mapping Open Drug Scenes (ODS)

Chapter 17. "Fear in 280 characters": A new approach for over time evaluation of fear in cybespace

PART VI – The intervention

Chapter 18. Fear of the dark: The potential impact of reduced street lighting on crime and fear of crime

Chapter 19. Evaluating harm-reduction initiatives in a night-time economy and music festival context

Chapter 20. Crime and fear in Hollygrove – Building neighborhood resilience

Chapter 21. Safety in the making: An assessment of urban planners practices in municipalities in Sweden

PART VII – Crime and fear in public places: Conclusions and recommendations

Chapter 22. Crime and fear in public places: A Global look

Chapter 23. Responding to crime and fear in public places: Towards an agenda for research and practice

Routledge Studies in Crime and Society , 484 pages.  £92.00

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