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Local safety committees and the community governance of crime prevention and community safety

Totikidis, Vicky, Armstrong, Anona and Francis, Ronald (2005) Local safety committees and the community governance of crime prevention and community safety. In: Beyond Fragmented Government: Governance in the Public Sector, 15-17 August 2005, Melbourne, Australia. (Unpublished)

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Over the past thirty years or so, the onus of crime prevention and community safety in Victoria has been shifting away from police to a more community-based role involving partnerships between multiple community stakeholders. This paper focuses on one such group of community stakeholders known as the Local Safety Committee (LSC). LSCs represent a form of public sector governance that is concerned with the Community Governance of Crime Prevention and Community Safety. This paper describes the outcome of two survey questionnaires involving 41 LSC members from six Local Government Areas in Victoria: Bendigo, Boroondara, Brimbank, Glen Eira, Port Phillip and Shepparton. The survey was undertaken to further explore participant responses and check emerging assumptions and hypotheses with respect to the findings of previous focus group sessions held with the six LSCs. The research makes an important contribution to our understanding of the community governance of crime prevention and community safety, yielding insights into the structure, issues and concerns of local safety committees.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: public sector governance, community governance, crime prevention, community safety, Victoria
Subjects: Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Centre for International Corporate Governance Research
RFCD Classification > 370000 Studies in Human Society
Depositing User: Tracey Prelec
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2008 05:24
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2014 03:53
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