Community, Crime and Disorder: Safety and Regeneration in by L. Hancock

By L. Hancock

This ebook fills a few gaps within the 'community and crime' literature, makes vital theoretical contributions, and is predicated on unique study. Questions explored contain: How do adjustments within the city setting effect upon neighborhood (high crime) groups? How do alterations in housing provision and intake impact crime patterning? Can present neighborhood defense and concrete rules tackle the desires of excessive crime, combined tenure, inner-city parts? and the way do group teams reply to neighbourhood switch, crime and sickness?

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She indicated that in her discussions with the two community groups the issue of crime had not arisen in her recollection. This episode provided information about how little some of the agencies knew about the communities in their area. To illustrate, what follows is an extract of the first group interview that I conducted later with the first residents group that my contact had telephoned on my behalf. People actually call it Beruit or the Bronx round here you know. There have been drugs raids and drug-related family feuds .

Searches are then made for alternative hypotheses and negative cases. Observers may indicate the kinds of evidence that would be likely to support or challenge the model and should actively pursue such evidence. Evidence that does not fit earlier formulations can then be used to refine the model, though it is important to acknowledge that some theoretical criteria are used to decide what to record and what to leave out (Burgess 1982d). Indeed, Burgess suggests that the ways in which fieldnotes are recorded, in practice, will depend upon individual researchers, the research context, the objectives of the research and relationships with informants.

2 Researching Neighbourhood Change, Crime and Disorder This chapter explores the process of researching neighbourhood change, crime and disorder in the study areas. It begins with an examination of the relationship between the study’s theoretical concerns and empirical questions. A discussion of the way the study areas were selected and data was gathered then follows. Since the ‘experience’ of data collection in the two main study sites is worthy of discussion, the practical, political and ethical issues met during the research process are considered.

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