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Tackling inequalities in crime and social harm

Christina Pantazis

in Tackling inequalities

Published by Policy Press

Published in print January 2000 | ISBN: 9781861341464
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447303633 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861341464.003.0006
Tackling inequalities in crime and social harm

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This chapter discusses New Labour's policies on crime, in particular the New Deal for Communities, its initiative to reduce crime and disorder on Britain's most deprived estates. It offers an alternative approach to the government's proposals by suggesting that inequalities in crime and fear of crime should be seen in the context of other inequalities which are suffered disproportionately by people living in poverty. The analysis of the 1994 British Crime Survey indicates that the relationship between poverty and crime is more complex than is currently recognised by the government and academics alike.

Keywords: New Deal; crime prevention; Britain; crime inequalities; British Crime Survey; poverty

Chapter.  7277 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

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