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“Building Little Safe and Civilized Communities: Community Crime Prevention With Chinese Characteristics?”

Zhong, Lena Y.
June 4, 2015

Source: (2007) International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology. 51(1): 52-67.

This article 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 to adapt to the new reform era, yet some mechanisms remain intact. Crime prevention measures and strategies resemble those adopted in the West; however, the differences, constituting the so-called Chinese characteristics with community crime prevention are significant.


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