Uneasy Peace: The Great Crime Decline, the Renewal of City Life, and the Next War on Violence, Patrick Sharkey
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Uneasy Peace: The Great Crime Decline, the Renewal of City Life, and the Next War on Violence

Author: Patrick Sharkey

Narrator: P.J. Ochlan

Unabridged: 6 hr 56 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Highbridge Audio

Published: 01/16/2018

Genre: Social Science - Sociology - Urban

Synopsis

Beginning in the mid-1990s, American cities experienced an astonishing drop in violent crime. By 2014, the United States was safer than it had been in sixty years. Sociologist Patrick Sharkey gathered data from across the country to understand why this happened, and how it changed the nature of urban inequality. He shows that the decline of violence is one of the most important public health breakthroughs of the past several decades, that it has made schools safer places to learn and increased the chances of poor children rising into the middle class. Yet there have been costs, in the abuses and high incarceration rates generated by aggressive policing. Sharkey puts forth an entirely new approach to confronting violence and urban poverty. At a time when inequality, complacency, and conflict all threaten a new rise in violent crime, and the old methods of policing are unacceptable, the ideas in this book are indispensable.

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