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Clean Streets
Author: Patrick J. Carr

ISBN: 9780814716625
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 209
Published: 17 July 2006
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.8
Description:
"Clean Streets will take its place alongside other outstanding community ethnographies in the tradition of the Chicago School. An engaging and insightful book that will be widely cited and discussed." --William Julius Wilson, author ofWhen Work Disappears: The World of the New Urban Poor "In an era of declining civic involvement, persistent fear of crime, and cynicism about the efficacy of grassroots community action, Clean Streets offers a story of hope. Using his eye for detail, Carr examines how community residents respond to gang violence, graffiti and other forms of physical disorder, unresponsive judges, and problems at the corner tavern. Clean Streets offers an intriguing organizational framework for community members and public officials in their fight against crime, violence, and disorder." --John H. Laub, co-author ofShared Beginnings, Divergent Lives: Delinquent Boys to Age 70 "Patrick Carr shows us that policing can have a stimulating effect; that communities can mobilize and restore their moral force with tolerance to others and with moderation. This ethnographic study should be read. It should give us hope." --Peter K. Manning, author of...

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