Abstract

Around the world, violence is one of the leading causes of death among young people, and the police are often searching for the best means of preventing it. This book focuses on two cities with very different demographics, violence problems, and police cultures – Cincinnati, Ohio and Glasgow, Scotland – and their innovative and focused deterrence strategies.

Readers will hear the voices of senior police officers, offenders, and street workers as they reflect upon the problems of, and solutions to, violence. They will ride along with specialized unit officers, gain insight into the work of street and community workers in the two cities, and understanding of the partnerships that can make policing more effective in helping to repair broken young lives.
Deuchar draws upon his ethnographic research to explore and analyse the underlying causes of violence, the hopes, successes and frustrations of the front-line professionals who attempt to make communities safer, and to determine what stimulates violent young males ultimately to desist from violence.

The book will be essential reading for criminology researchers, academics, and students with an interest in policing as well as those with a passion for ethnographic research methods. But it will also be of interest to police officers and their public sector partners in leadership roles.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherIOE Press
ISBN (Print)9781858565194
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2013

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