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‘We’ll go grafting, yeah?’ crime as a response to urban neglect

Patel, TG 2013, '‘We’ll go grafting, yeah?’ crime as a response to urban neglect' , Criminology and Criminal Justice .

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Abstract

Urban redevelopment attempts to rebrand spaces. The intention is to make them appear attractive for inward financial investment; to make improvements for residents; and, to reduce crime. It is considered by some to be a problematic process that does not always achieve the desired outcomes. This is especially so during the gentrification-transition stage. This qualitative study looked at crime in a sample site that was in a gentrification-transition stage of urban redevelopment. Using data sourced from those directly involved in criminal activity, this study argues that crime reduction in gentrification-transition environments is especially difficult to achieve. This is because disorganization in the built environment and economic inequality intensifies in areas experiencing gentrification-transition. Coupled with consumer pressures of the modern era, the result is a space where particular types of crime occur, often in significantly higher volumes than was the case prior to redevelopment.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Built and Human Environment
Health and Wellbeing
Memory, Text and Place
Schools: Schools > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences Research
Journal or Publication Title: Criminology and Criminal Justice
Publisher: Sage Publications
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1748-8958
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Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: TG Patel
Date Deposited: 07 May 2013 16:01
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2015 00:33
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/29153

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