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Is urban regeneration criminogenic?

Lynn Hancock

in Securing an urban renaissance

Published by Policy Press

Published in print July 2007 | ISBN: 9781861348159
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447303329 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861348159.003.0004
Is urban regeneration criminogenic?

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This chapter examines some of the taken-for-granted assumptions in the relationship between urban regeneration and crime and disorder reduction, and opens them up to critical scrutiny. It takes a critical look at urban policy and evaluates whether urban regeneration is criminogenic. Drawing on empirical work in Merseyside, England, the chapter argues that regeneration has, rather than leading to social inclusion, contributed to the criminalisation and exclusion of neighbourhoods and residents touched by these programmes.

Keywords: urban regeneration; crime reduction; disorder reduction; urban policy; criminogenic; Merseyside; England; social inclusion; criminalisation; neighbourhoods

Chapter.  5174 words. 

Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies

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