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The Resource Uneasy peace : the great crime decline, the renewal of city life, and the next war on violence, Patrick Sharkey

Uneasy peace : the great crime decline, the renewal of city life, and the next war on violence, Patrick Sharkey

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Uneasy peace : the great crime decline, the renewal of city life, and the next war on violence
Title
Uneasy peace
Title remainder
the great crime decline, the renewal of city life, and the next war on violence
Statement of responsibility
Patrick Sharkey
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"An eye-opening account of the transformation of cities and an urgent call to action to prevent another crime wave. Over the past two decades, American cities have experienced an astonishing drop in violent crime, dramatically changing urban life. In many cases, places once characterized by decay and abandonment are now thriving, the fear of death by gunshot wound replaced by concern about skyrocketing rents. In 2014, most U.S. cities were safer than they had ever been in the history of recorded statistics on crime. Patrick Sharkey reveals the striking consequences: improved school test scores, since children are better able to learn when not traumatized by nearby violence; better chances that poor children will rise into the middle class; and a striking increase in the life expectancy of African American men. Sharkey also delineates the combination of forces, some positive and some negative, that brought about safer streets, from aggressive policing and mass incarceration to the intensive efforts made by local organizations to confront violence in their own communities. From the South Bronx to South Los Angeles, Sharkey draws on original data and textured accounts of neighborhoods across the country to document the most successful proven strategies for combatting violent crime and to lay out innovative and necessary approaches to the problem of violence. At a time when crime is rising again and powerful political forces seek to disinvest in cities, the insights in this book are indispensable."--Jacket
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DLC
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Sharkey, Patrick
Dewey number
307.730973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HT123
LC item number
.S535 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • City and town life
  • Crime
  • Crime
  • Crime prevention
  • Crime
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • City and town life
  • Crime
  • Crime prevention
  • United States
  • Sociology, Urban
Label
Uneasy peace : the great crime decline, the renewal of city life, and the next war on violence, Patrick Sharkey
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-227) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Learning in fear
  • Inequality after the crime decline
  • Part III:
  • The challenge of violence and urban inequality.
  • Abandonment, punishment, and the new compromise
  • The end of warrior policing
  • The next urban guardians
  • A war on violence
  • Part I:
  • The new American city.
  • The end of the era of violence
  • The new American city
  • The transformation of urban space
  • Part II:
  • The benefits of the crime decline.
  • The preservation of black lives
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxii, 244 pages
Isbn
9780393609608
Lccn
2017051652
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn988281086
  • (OCoLC)988281086
Label
Uneasy peace : the great crime decline, the renewal of city life, and the next war on violence, Patrick Sharkey
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-227) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Learning in fear
  • Inequality after the crime decline
  • Part III:
  • The challenge of violence and urban inequality.
  • Abandonment, punishment, and the new compromise
  • The end of warrior policing
  • The next urban guardians
  • A war on violence
  • Part I:
  • The new American city.
  • The end of the era of violence
  • The new American city
  • The transformation of urban space
  • Part II:
  • The benefits of the crime decline.
  • The preservation of black lives
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxii, 244 pages
Isbn
9780393609608
Lccn
2017051652
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn988281086
  • (OCoLC)988281086

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