Building Little Safe and Civilized Communities: Community Crime Prevention with Chinese Characteristics?

Zhong, Lena Y. & Broadhurst, Roderic G. (2007) Building Little Safe and Civilized Communities: Community Crime Prevention with Chinese Characteristics? International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 51(1), pp. 52-67.

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This paper describes a community crime prevention program in China, set against a background of rapid economic development, large internal population migration and increasing crime rates. Traditional social control in China has been transformed in order to adapt to the new reform era yet some mechanisms remain intact. Crime prevention measures and strategies resemble those adopted in the West, but the differences, constituting the so-called ‘Chinese characteristics’ with community crime prevention are significant

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ID Code: 5045
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Community Crime Prevention, Social Control, Hukou, Neighborhood Committee, Danwei, Police, China
DOI: 10.1177/0306624X06294429
ISSN: 1552-6933
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > CRIMINOLOGY (160200)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 Sage Publications
Copyright Statement: The final, definitive version of this article has been published in the International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology 51(1):pp. 52-67. © <SAGE Publications Ltd
Deposited On: 16 Feb 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 12:34

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