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Restructuring large housing estates in EuropeRestructuring and resistance inside the welfare industry$
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Ronald van Kempen, Karien Dekker, and Stephen Hall

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9781861347756

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861347756.001.0001

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Feelings of insecurity and young people in housing estates

Feelings of insecurity and young people in housing estates

(p.274) (p.275) Fourteen Feelings of insecurity and young people in housing estates
Restructuring large housing estates in Europe

Manuel Aalbers

Agnieszka Bielewska

Franck Chignier-Riboulon

Anna Guszcza

Policy Press

This chapter focuses on the problem of insecurity felt by inhabitants of large housing estates, caused by the criminal behaviour of young people in the area. It considers various measures to curb young criminals and discusses the examples of criminalisation and socialisation strategies in France, the Netherlands, and Poland. The chapter concludes that different kinds of strategy should be employed to combat criminal behaviour and decrease feelings of insecurity.

Keywords:   insecurity, housing estates, young people, criminal behaviour, criminalisation, socialisation, France, Netherlands, Poland

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