Crime is often perceived as an urban issue rather than a problem that occurs in rural areas, but how far is this view tenable? This book explores the relationship between crime and community in rural areas and addresses the notion of safety as part of the community dynamics in such areas.

Rural Crime and Community Safety makes a significant contribution to crime science and integrates a range of theories to understand patterns of crime and perceived safety in rural contexts. Based on a wealth of original research, Ceccato combines spatial methods with qualitative analysis to examine, in detail, farm and wildlife crime, youth related crimes and gendered violence in rural settings.

Making the most of the expanding field of Criminology and of the growing professional inquiry into crime and crime prevention in rural areas; rural development; and the social sustainability of rural areas, this book builds a bridge by connecting Criminology and Human Geography. This book will be suitable for academics, students and practitioners in the fields of criminology, community safety, rural studies, rural development and gender studies.

part I|61 pages


chapter 1|5 pages

Aim, scope, and book structure

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chapter 2|20 pages

Crime and safety in rural areas

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part II|56 pages

Trends and patterns of crime

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part III|44 pages

Perceived safety in rural areas

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chapter 7|26 pages

Perceived safety in Swedish rural areas

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part IV|93 pages

Crime in a rural context

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chapter 9|30 pages

Youth in rural areas

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chapter 10|30 pages

Violence against women in rural communities

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part V|119 pages

Policing and crime prevention in rural Sweden

chapter 11|34 pages

Police, rural policing, and community safety

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chapter 13|23 pages

Crime prevention in rural areas

Youth-related challenges
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part VI|14 pages

The difference that rural makes

chapter 15|12 pages

Lessons from rural Sweden and looking ahead

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