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Titolo:
Geographies of criminal victimization in Canada
Autore:
Sharpe, B;
Indirizzi:
Wilfrid Laurier Univ, Dept Geog & Environm Studies, Waterloo, ON N2L 3C5, Canada Wilfrid Laurier Univ Waterloo ON Canada N2L 3C5 erloo, ON N2L 3C5, Canada
Titolo Testata:
CANADIAN GEOGRAPHER-GEOGRAPHE CANADIEN
fascicolo: 4, volume: 44, anno: 2000,
pagine: 418 - 428
SICI:
0008-3658(200024)44:4<418:GOCVIC>2.0.ZU;2-1
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
ROUTINE ACTIVITIES; SOCIAL-CONTROL; WOMENS FEAR; CRIME; SPACE;
Keywords:
crime mapping; victims; risk; Canada;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Citazioni:
55
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Sharpe, B Wilfrid Laurier Univ, Dept Geog & Environm Studies, Waterloo, ONN2L 3C5, Canada Wilfrid Laurier Univ Waterloo ON Canada N2L 3C5 N2L 3C5, Canada
Citazione:
B. Sharpe, "Geographies of criminal victimization in Canada", CAN GEOGR, 44(4), 2000, pp. 418-428

Abstract

This paper provides a summary review and analysis of some of the recent literature on the geography of crime and criminal victimization, especially as it relates to Canada. The topic is approached from a risk perspective focussing on human vulnerability to criminal victimization. The analysis reveals divergent per spectives in the literature. On one hand, the most readilyaccessible literature is that of the dominant geographical representation of crime in Canada which is found in the official reports of the criminal justice system, media reports, and social science texts. This perspective concentrates on offences and maps of the spatial distribution of crime. On the other hand, there is a less integrated literature which is both critical of, and complementary to, the dominant view. This literature emphasizes thevictims of crime and gives particular attention to the role of local context and community in conditioning human vulnerability These different perspectives reflect a fundamental spatial tension between a criminal justice system which attempts to manage the hazards of criminal activity through technocratic, large scale, and centralized practices, and the need and desire ofindividuals and communities to maintain some degree of local control over their own vulnerability and public safety.

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