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Christina Pantazis and David Gordon

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9781861341464

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861341464.001.0001

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Tackling inequalities in crime and social harm

Tackling inequalities in crime and social harm

(p.117) Six Tackling inequalities in crime and social harm
Tackling inequalities

Christina Pantazis

Policy Press

This chapter discusses New Labour's policies on crime, in particular the New Deal for Communities, its initiative to reduce crime and disorder on Britain's most deprived estates. It offers an alternative approach to the government's proposals by suggesting that inequalities in crime and fear of crime should be seen in the context of other inequalities which are suffered disproportionately by people living in poverty. The analysis of the 1994 British Crime Survey indicates that the relationship between poverty and crime is more complex than is currently recognised by the government and academics alike.

Keywords:   New Deal, crime prevention, Britain, crime inequalities, British Crime Survey, poverty

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