Patrick Sharkey - Uneasy Peace: The Great Crime Decline, the Renewal of City Life, and the Next War on Violence

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Since the mid-1990s, violent crime has dropped steadily, and in 2014 the country was safer than it had been in sixty years. Despite the comforting statistics, headlines register an alarming increase in police shootings, incarceration rates, and inequality. In this revealing look at urban policy over the last few decades, Sharkey, chair of the Department of Sociology at NYU, draws on his work as scientific director of Crime Lab New York, an independent organization dedicated to applying and evaluating new methods for addressing crime, violence, and poverty, to argue for a fresh approach that avoids the unacceptable social costs of the emphasis on aggressive policing.

 

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$26.95
ISBN: 9780393609608
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 16th, 2018

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