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Governing through vulnerability in austerity England

Menichelli, Francesca (2019) Governing through vulnerability in austerity England European Journal of Criminology. pp. 1-18.

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Drawing on interviews with practitioners, the article reconstructs how and why vulnerability has become an organising principle in community safety work in England and Wales. Decreasing crime rates, growing awareness of risk and harm, loss of political salience of volume crime and modifications to the structure of incentives all contributed to making the move away from crime and disorder possible. The paper shows how vulnerability is now used to facilitate partnership working to maintain existing levels of service provision, but also to ration the amount of support made available to citizens at a time of austerity. This is potentially problematic and open questions remain on the solidity, orientation and reach of this shift. The article concludes by discussing the research findings in light of their broader implications for European criminology and comparative research.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Sociology
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Date : 16 October 2019
DOI : 10.1177/1477370819880154
Copyright Disclaimer : © The Author(s) 2019.
Uncontrolled Keywords : Vulnerability; Community safety; Partnership working; Austerity; England and Wales
Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 17 Oct 2019 13:07
Last Modified : 25 Oct 2019 07:44

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