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NCJ Number: 236099 Find in a Library
Title: Commodification, Control and Civic Space: Findings From Manchester, UK
Journal: Crime Prevention & Community Safety  Volume:13  Issue:3  Dated:August 2011  Pages:187-204
Author(s): Joanne Massey
Date Published: August 2011
Page Count: 18
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This article recounts the struggles and contests around public space and the impact of tighter regulation and control on public space.
Abstract: This article focuses on the experience of the city of Manchester, England, which has undergone intense regeneration as a result of the 1996 IRA bombing and hosting the 2002 Commonwealth Games. Although the rebuilding has led to the creation of new civic spaces that are more heavily used post regeneration, certain groups (most notably youths) have been subject to increased control and surveillance. As a consequence of this, imaginative ways of legitimizing the youth population's presence in such spaces led to the inception of a Peer Youth Work Project. Data analysis will explore the notion that peer youth workers (PYWs) have become agents of control themselves as they are ‘policing’ the area. An important question here is: Whose values and rules are PYWs upholding and enforcing? (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Juvenile delinquency prevention
Index Term(s): Crime prevention measures; Foreign crime prevention; Police juvenile relations; Surveillance
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