Crime and Banishment

Crime and Banishment : Nuisance and Exclusion in Social Housing

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In this thought-provoking and informative work, Elizabeth Burney takes a critical look at the use of civil and administrative powers by social landlords as a means of preventing crime and disorder. The book ranges widely, with different chapters setting anxieties about: 'nuisance neighbours'; and anti-social behaviour in their social, historical, economic and political context. In particular the author argues that the agenda has been set by a few large Labour-led local authorities where serious management problems stem essentially from a very weak social housing market.The author warns that central and local government may be set on a path which will increase rather than reduce social exclusion - and she argues for more focus on supportive and reintegrative means of reducing bad behaviour. "Crime and Banishment" is a book which will be of interest to a wide range of people who are concerned about community safety, environmental pressures, the modern emphasis on 'exclusion' when dealing with political, economic or social issues - and some underlying causes of crime in Britain at the end of the twentieth century.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 147.32 x 210.82 x 15.24mm | 226.8g
  • Winchester, United Kingdom
  • English
  • index
  • 1872870791
  • 9781872870793

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'Anyone with either an academic or practical interest in anti-social behaviour should buy this book as soon as possible':Gavin Corbett, Scolag Legal Journal.'Useful reading for thinking lawyers ... Recommended as compulsory reading for Youth Offending Teams and [the Home Secretary]!':The Justices' Clerk Journal
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About Elizabeth Burney

Elizabeth Burney is a Senior Research Associate at the Cambridge University Institute of Criminology. Her early career was as an urban affairs specialist on The Economist, when she also sat as a member of the Cullingworth Committee on council house allocation. She has researched and published extensively on race relations and on criminal justice - including books on the magistracy and on juvenile justice. She is a volunteer with Victim Support.
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