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Title: The Edinburgh Neighbourhood Study : implications for contemporary criminological and political discourse on community and crime
Author: Brown, Alison M.
Awarding Body: University of Edinburgh
Current Institution: University of Edinburgh
Date of Award: 2004
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The recent use in criminological and political discourse of concepts such as ‘social capital’, ‘collective efficacy’, ‘trust’ and ‘community’ is problematic. As well as their definitional and operational difficulties, they may not be politically neutral. The inadequacy of these concepts is in part connected with the lack of a systematic approach to the measurement of community dynamics and processes. These current theoretical frameworks desperately require critical assessment. A central concern of the Edinburgh Neighbourhood Study, situated within the Edinburgh Study on Youth Transitions and Crime, is to develop a set of measurements that through systematic application will allow community dynamics to be better understood. The Edinburgh Neighbourhood Study has used a large-scale survey administered across Edinburgh and a case study of three neighbourhoods, in order to explore the key theoretical concepts within contemporary discourse on neighbourhood and crime. This has shown that concepts traditionally regarded as desirable, such as internal networks, may have mixed implications for crime and the neighbourhood. This thesis puts forward a model of neighbourhood dynamics, in the form of three dimensions of neighbourhood, and their relationships to social and economic deprivation, including structural resources, and also to crime and disorder.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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