On the Frontlines of the Welfare State: How the Fire Service and Police Shape Social Problems

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Routledge, 17 feb. 2017 - 254 pagina's
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Although public safety agencies protect our well-being, they also shape social problems and community inequities.

Public safety protections promote what T.H. Marshall called "social rights" of equitable citizenship. Frontlines of Welfare State shows how public safety agencies function as welfare state agencies, responsible for a range of essential public functions including emergency service, criminal investigation, regulatory oversight and social service outreach. Furthermore, this volume shows how public safety agencies are being asked to absorb more social welfare functions amidst cut-backs in other areas of the welfare state. Two areas of public safety are examined: arson control and fire prevention, especially within the contexts of urban change and gentrification, and community policing, especially as a mechanism of expanding drug treatment service and prevention programs.

Facilitating a greater understanding of institutional biases within the state built around organizational structures, procedures and cultures and their impact on social outcomes, this original and exciting book will be of interest to researchers, practitioners and undergraduate and postgraduate students in the fields of Policing and Fire Control, Public Policy and Administration, Drugs and Substance Abuse and White Collar Crime.

 

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Cover
33
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223
35
70
Institutional Selectivity
142
83
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86
Community Policing and Institutional Selectivity
47
229
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xi
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Fire as a Social Problem
75
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Guide
Fires Arson and Institutional Selectivity
77
45
227
80
Local Policing the Welfare State and Drug Control
xii
141
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Public Safety Agencies Dimensions of Power and
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Index
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Over de auteur (2017)

Barry Goetz is Associate Professor of Sociology at Western Michigan University.

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