© 2000

Policing Urban Poverty

  • Editors
  • Jo Campling

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Chris Crowther
    Pages 1-18
  3. Chris Crowther
    Pages 64-86
  4. Chris Crowther
    Pages 87-106
  5. Chris Crowther
    Pages 107-131
  6. Chris Crowther
    Pages 132-156
  7. Chris Crowther
    Pages 157-180
  8. Chris Crowther
    Pages 203-222
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 223-264

About this book


Policing Urban Poverty demonstrates that, since the nineteenth century, a core task of the police has been crime control and order maintenance, especially in poor communities. This illuminating book focuses on the policy implications of discourses on poverty and crime in America and Britain. It draws on sociological theory and extensive empirical evidence, which show that in recent history senior police policy-makers have been involved in a struggle with their political masters in determining the most judicious means to tackle urban poverty and crime.


crime crime control police poverty

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Buckinghamshire Chilterns University CollegeHigh WycombeUK

About the authors

CHRIS CROWTHER is Lecturer in Criminology in the Department of Human Sciences at Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College, where he has worked since 1997. He formerly taught criminal justice studies at the Scarman Centre for the Study of Public Order, University of Leicester. In addition to a continuing interest in policing, he is currently researching crime, social divisions and community development in southern England.

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