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Gating Alleys to Reduce Crime: A Meta-Analysis and Realist Synthesis

Sidebottom, A and Bullock, Karen (2017) Gating Alleys to Reduce Crime: A Meta-Analysis and Realist Synthesis Justice Quarterly.

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Abstract

Alley gates are designed to limit access to alleys and the crime opportunities they afford. Informed by the acronym EMMIE we sought to: 1) systematically review the evidence on whether alley gates are Effective at reducing crime, 2) identify the causal Mechanisms through which alley gates are expected to work and the conditions that Moderate effectiveness, and 3) collate information on the Implementation and Economic costs of alley gating. The results of our meta-analysis suggest that alley gating is associated with modest but significant reductions in burglary, with little evidence of spatial displacement. We also identified six mechanisms through which alley gates might plausibly reduce crime, and the conditions in which such mechanisms are most likely to be activated.

Item Type: Article
Subjects : Sociology
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Sociology
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Sidebottom, AUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Bullock, KarenK.Bullock@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Date : 1 March 2017
Identification Number : 10.1080/07418825.2017.1293135
Copyright Disclaimer : Copyright 2017 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 23 Nov 2016 12:41
Last Modified : 18 Jul 2017 14:53
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/812944

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