9780429286155 (electronic book) 0429286155 (electronic book) 9781000532296 (electronic book : Mobipocket) 1000532291 (electronic book : Mobipocket) 9781000537086 (electronic book : EPUB) 1000537080 (electronic book : EPUB) 9781000527506 1000527506 0367251183 9780367251185
Routledge Studies in Asian Behavioural Sciences Ser.
Rapid urbanization of economic zones in China has resulted in a special social phenomenon: "villages-in-the-city." Underdeveloped villages are absorbed during the expansion of urban areas, while retaining their rustic characteristics. Due to the rural characteristics of these areas, social security is much lower compared with the urbanized city. This book uses Tang Village, a remote area in the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone, as an example to establish a comprehensive analytical framework by integrating existing crime theories in analyzing villages-in-the-city. The analysis covers the community, individual, and macro levels to detail the diverse social and behavioral factors causing crime at multiple levels. First, a brief history of the urbanization process of Tang Village is provided to establish how urban planning contributed to the issues in the village today. The authors go on to explain how socially disorganized communities dictate the crime hotspots and the common types of crime. The book examines other risk factors that may contribute to the level of crime such as weak social controls, building density, and floating populations of poor working-class migrants. The routine activities of victims, offenders, and guardians are examined. The book concludes with the current trends in the social structure within the villages-in-the-city and their expected outcome after urbanization.
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Cover; Half Title; Series Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of illustrations; 1. Introduction; Emergence of villages-in-the-city; Villages-in-the-city as hotspots for crime; The target community; Research objectives; Methodology; Note; 2. Crimes in Tang Village; Crime hotspots; Conclusion; 3. Individual, community, and macro levels of analysis; Community-level mechanism; Individual-level mechanism; Macro-level mechanism; Framework of analysis; Research questions; 4. Community disorganization in Tang Village; Characteristics of Tang Village; Low income Residential mobilityHeterogeneity; Collective efficacy; Conclusion; 5. Suitable targets of crime; Hot products; Poor defense ability; High-density buildings; Daily routine and unattended houses; Reaction of victims to the crime; Conclusion; Notes; 6. Motivated offenders; Work pressure of the factory system; Association with fellow villagers; From factory workers to gangsters; Gang activities; The two most common forms of crime; Recycling stations for the disposal of stolen goods; Gambling; Conclusion; Note; 7. Incapability of guardians; The police; Security guards Comprehensive assistance coordinatorLandlords; Surveillance cameras; Other crime prevention measures; Conclusion; Notes; 8. Political economy and crime in Tang Village; Public investment; The changing public policy; World University Games; The development of neighbor areas: disappearance of crime hotspots; Conclusion; Notes; 9. Conclusions; Different social systems related to crime in villages-in-the-city; Comparison between slums and villages-in-the-city; The future of villages-in-the-city; The ideal-type of the evolution of crimes in villages-in-the-city; Concluding remarks; Appendix
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