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Disorder in the neighbourhoods: families' experiences of crime, gangs, neighbour problems, vandalism, graffiti, drugs and ‘rough’ behaviour

Katharine Mumford and Anne Power

in East Enders

Published by Policy Press

Published in print May 2003 | ISBN: 9781861344960
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302179 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861344960.003.0009
Disorder in the neighbourhoods: families' experiences of crime, gangs, neighbour problems, vandalism, graffiti, drugs and ‘rough’ behaviour

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This chapter looks at disorder in the neighbourhoods, which include the experiences of the families with crime, gangs, and other forms of neighbourhood problems. Some of these experiences were extremely violent, while others were more trivial. The anxieties and fears of the parents are shown, and the ‘broken windows theory’ is also introduced.

Keywords: disorder; gangs; violence; crime; neighbourhood problems; broken windows theory

Chapter.  11506 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies

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