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Signal Crimes: Social Reactions to Crime, Disorder, and Control

Martin Innes


This book explores how key signal crimes, signal disorders, and control signals impact upon the ways we individually and collectively think, feel, and act in relation to our safety and security. This innovative approach to the public understanding of crime seeks to connect specific problems and troubles with particular effects to explain how and why these events acquire disproportionate influence over the ways we interpret and ‘read’ our situated environments. Located within the broader literature focused upon studying processes of social reaction, the discussion considers the implications of ... More

Keywords: signal crimes, social reactions, social control, disorder, anti-social behaviour, homicide, policing, rumour, terrorism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199684465
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684465.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Martin Innes, author
School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University