Who Gets to Define Public Safety?
Legal scholars define public safety as “the protection of the general public.” Local governments form policies to protect people’s physical welfare, and they often focus efforts on combating crime to help community members feel secure. Local governments form policies to protect people’s physical welfare, and they often focus on combating crime in an effort to help community members feel secure. Recently, though, grassroots organizations have advocated for spending more public monies on resources to break the cycles that may lead to crime in the first place.
- Who should decide how public safety is achieved?
- How much input should community members have into how their neighborhoods are protected?
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