Conclusion

Somerville, Peter and Dearling, A. and Newburn, T. (2006) Conclusion. In: Supporting Safer Communities - housing, crime and neighbourhoods. Chartered Institute of Housing, Coventry. ISBN 9781905018307, 1905018304

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Abstract

The challenge is to make communities safer, and this book is about the key issues which those working in and with communities now face in trying to meet this challenge. It argues that a balanced and proportionate response is needed to anti-social behaviour and crime - one that offers strategies for prevention, intervention, support and enforcement.

Fifteen thought-provoking chapters address the themes of ‘disorder and regeneration’, the ‘policing of crime and disorder’, ‘service provider approaches to safe communities’ and ‘social inclusion and community safety.’

The authors explore the importance of working with residents in community safety responses and examine how staff in housing, social work, police and education can overcome barriers by working in partnership. They recognise also that we need robust housing management practices that respond to tenants’ support needs.

Housing professionals will find examples of effective strategies for dealing with the wide range of anti-social behaviour and criminality that can exist in communities today. They will also have access to the policy debate about how we tackle crime and fear of crime, and the relevance of and the questions that need to be asked about the government’s ‘Respect’ agenda. The book is also highly relevant to all those working with community groups or in neighbourhood regeneration, in areas where crime, fear of crime or anti-social behaviour are on the agenda.

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Additional Information:The challenge is to make communities safer, and this book is about the key issues which those working in and with communities now face in trying to meet this challenge. It argues that a balanced and proportionate response is needed to anti-social behaviour and crime - one that offers strategies for prevention, intervention, support and enforcement. Fifteen thought-provoking chapters address the themes of ‘disorder and regeneration’, the ‘policing of crime and disorder’, ‘service provider approaches to safe communities’ and ‘social inclusion and community safety.’ The authors explore the importance of working with residents in community safety responses and examine how staff in housing, social work, police and education can overcome barriers by working in partnership. They recognise also that we need robust housing management practices that respond to tenants’ support needs. Housing professionals will find examples of effective strategies for dealing with the wide range of anti-social behaviour and criminality that can exist in communities today. They will also have access to the policy debate about how we tackle crime and fear of crime, and the relevance of and the questions that need to be asked about the government’s ‘Respect’ agenda. The book is also highly relevant to all those working with community groups or in neighbourhood regeneration, in areas where crime, fear of crime or anti-social behaviour are on the agenda.
Keywords:Housing, Crime reduction, Anti Social Behaviour, Neighbourhood Regeneration
Subjects:L Social studies > L410 UK Social Policy
L Social studies > L400 Social Policy
K Architecture, Building and Planning > K450 Housing
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Social & Political Sciences
ID Code:3166
Deposited By: Alison Wilson
Deposited On:04 Aug 2010 14:54
Last Modified:18 Jul 2011 16:30

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