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Community safety and social exclusion

Lynn Hancock

in Community safety

Published by Policy Press

Published in print July 2006 | ISBN: 9781861347305
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447301950 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861347305.003.0013
Community safety and social exclusion

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This chapter reviews the direction that ‘community safety’ and ‘social inclusion’ has taken since the 1998 Crime and Disorder Act and the Social Exclusion Unit's recommendation that a National Strategy for Neighbourhood Renewal be developed the same year. It considers the assumptions underpinning, and the tensions and contradictions that have emerged between, ‘community safety’ and ‘social inclusion’ strategies and approaches. It argues that there has been a reconfiguration of inequalities in cities, which has profound implications for victimisation, criminalisation, and criminality. It notes that the most marginal sections of working-class communities are bearing the brunt of these changes.

Keywords: community safety; social inclusion; Crime and Disorder Act; Social Exclusion Unit; working-class communities; strategies; inequalities; victimisation; criminalisation; criminality

Chapter.  7330 words. 

Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies

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