Neighbourhood Boundaries, Social Disorganisation and Social Exclusion

Atkinson, R. (2004) Neighbourhood Boundaries, Social Disorganisation and Social Exclusion. [Data Collection]

Datacite DOI: 10.5255/UKDA-SN-4841-1

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The central aim of the research was to investigate the underlying premises of UK neighbourhood crime policies through a comparative study of the responses to crime and disorder within both affluent and deprived neighbourhoods, the extent and nature of informal means of social control utilised by their residents and how collective efficacy is related to social capital and social cohesion. A further aim of the research was to examine the nature of social interaction relating to crime and disorder between the neighbourhoods in order to identify the extent to which such defensive or exclusive strategies may contribute to the social and spatial exclusion of deprived neighbourhoods. The key research objectives were: •to examine the relationship between the organisational characteristics of the neighbourhoods and levels of informal social control, including the relationship between mechanisms of formal and informal social control, and; •to study the construction of territories of control and the importance of boundaries in the neighbourhood governance of crime and disorder.

Keywords: ANTISOCIAL BEHAVIOUR COMMUNITIES COMMUNITY ACTION COMMUNITY BEHAVIOUR COMMUNITY IDENTIFICATION COMMUNITY LIFE CRIME PREVENTION CRIME VICTIMS DISADVANTAGED GROUPS EDINBURGH FEAR OF CRIME GLASGOW JUVENILE DELINQUENCY NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH SCHEMES NEIGHBOURHOODS POLICE ACTIVITIES POLICE SERVICES POLICE-COMMUNITY RELATIONSHIP RELATIVE DEPRIVATION SOCIAL DISADVANTAGE SOCIAL EXCLUSION SOCIAL INTEGRATION
College / School: College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Urban Studies
Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2014 15:59
URI: http://researchdata.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/62

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Atkinson, R. (2004); Neighbourhood Boundaries, Social Disorganisation and Social Exclusion

University of Glasgow

10.5255/UKDA-SN-4841-1

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