As seen in both novels, and witnessed throughout society, there is a never-ending struggle for power and rule. Ultimately, a strong sense of community has the ability to attain and maintain power. In Jane Jacob's novel, "The Death and Life of Great American Cities", power is held in the hands of the wealthy. Jacobs solution to this power-struggle is to create a unified community. Power, or lack there of, in a community ultimately leads to crime and corruption. Crime and corruption play a significant role in Dashiell Hammett's "Red Harvest".The violence in the novel is brought on by the miners who, as a community, have and abuse power in order to control the city. What the citizens of Personville fail to recognize is the power they could have if they simply built their sense of community. Which brings us back to Jane Jacobs argument. With community there is a decrease in crime, poverty and socioeconomic gap.