How low should you go? Neighbourhood level interventions in the crime and community safety theme of New Deal for Communities

PEARSON, Sarah (2009). How low should you go? Neighbourhood level interventions in the crime and community safety theme of New Deal for Communities. People, Place and Policy, 3 (1), 48-57.

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Abstract

Neighbourhoods are viewed by policy makers as key to the renewal of citizen engagement and improvements in the delivery of services. The national evaluation of the New Deal for Communities offers empirical evidence of the possibilities and limitations of neighbourhood level service delivery. A review of crime and community safety initiatives in six case study NDC Partnerships suggests that neighbourhoods have been appropriate spaces in which to address some key issues, in particular property related crime and anti-social behaviour. NDC Partnerships have brought together communities and agencies to focus on local needs. But there have also been tensions: NDC Partnerships have struggled to maintain community participation and some agencies do not engage at the neighbourhood level. There are issues which require interventions at different spatial scales and sometimes neighbourhood level priorities are out of step with other initiatives and strategies. There is a need for neighbourhoods to be integrated into wider governance arrangements.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: community new deal
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research
Identification Number: 10.3351/ppp.0003.0001.0005
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Depositing User: Sarah Pearson
Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2017 12:26
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2017 21:40
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/14866

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