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

Patel, TG ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2578-3393 2014, '‘We’ll go grafting, yeah?’ crime as a response to urban neglect' , Criminology and Criminal Justice, 14 (2) , pp. 179-195.

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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 Health and Society > Centre for Applied Research in Health, Welfare and Policy
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: Dr Tina G. Patel
Date Deposited: 07 May 2013 16:01
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 20:08
URI: https://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/29153

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