Feelings of insecurity and young people in housing estates

Manuel Aalbers, Agnieszka Bielewska, Franck Chignier-Riboulon and Anna Guszcza

in Restructuring large housing estates in Europe

Published by Policy Press

Published in print November 2005 | ISBN: 9781861347756
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447303237 | DOI:
Feelings of insecurity and young people in housing estates

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This chapter focuses on the problem of insecurity felt by inhabitants of large housing estates, caused by the criminal behaviour of young people in the area. It considers various measures to curb young criminals and discusses the examples of criminalisation and socialisation strategies in France, the Netherlands, and Poland. The chapter concludes that different kinds of strategy should be employed to combat criminal behaviour and decrease feelings of insecurity.

Keywords: insecurity; housing estates; young people; criminal behaviour; criminalisation; socialisation; France; Netherlands; Poland

Chapter.  9126 words. 

Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies

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