Tarnished Vision: Crime and Conflict in the Inner City


After the London riots of 1981, a group of young people who had overcome their criminal past tried to transform their divided community from a poor neighborhood to a healthy place to live. This work describes the rise and fall of an utopian community project in London, with vivid details of a background of crime and delinquency in a troubled neighborhood. It depicts the 1980s inner city cycle of tragedy, inadequate response, and resulting adversity. Detailed in its portrayal of an ineffective program, this work will be essential to scholars and students of urban sociology, as well as those interested in racial relations, youth, recidivism, and taking a complete approach to urban problems.


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