Communitarianism: bringing 'the social' back into crime prevention?
Introduction The seductions of community Basic tenets of communitarianism Conservative moral communitarianism
Etzioni on morality, crime and community Moral communitarian appeals in the UK New Labour, communitarianism and 'zero tolerance' Critiques of moral authoritarian communitarianism Radical left communitarian re-imaginings of the community-
Social welfare, justice and the common good The left realist programme A radical twist on responsibility? Restorative justice and Yeintegrative shaming': excavating the future
from the past?
Critical appraisal of the radical left politics of community-based
Summary Further reading
In the previous chapter I focused on the 'growth industry' around multiagency crime prevention. In the course of the discussion reference was also made to appeals to 'the community' but largely in terms of state-driven and state-managed strategies. In this chapter competing contemporary communitarian theories of crime prevention are explored in depth. The chapter begins with an overview of the meanings of community in popular, political