Source: (2000) Relational Justice Bulletin. January (5): 5. Downloaded 15 May 2003.

Based on her work at the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion at the London School of Economics, Katharine Mumford explores the role of urban management in building community and responding to crime. Some inner city areas in England are experiencing severe decline in social resources with a corresponding rise in anti-social behavior, crime, and fear. While problems are extreme, certain signs of hope are emerging as committed residents and local agencies seek to reverse the decline. Mumford identifies the rebuilding of trusting relationships as central to their efforts. In this regard, she discusses ways to rebuild relationships, and she presents as examples various initiatives in Newcastle that seek to invigorate neighborhoods and communities.

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