(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Down these mean streets : an analysis of the local public discourse on antisocial behaviour in disadvantaged urban neighbourhoods in the Netherlands

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

VAN DER LEUN J. (1) ; KOEMANS M. (1) ;
(1) Dept. of Criminal Law and Criminology, Univ., Leiden, PAYS-BAS


The present qualitative research studies the assumptions that the situation with respect to anti-social behaviour has got out of hand and that the call for repression is dominant amongst local inhabitants. It is based on intensive fieldwork including observations and qualitative interviews with social workers, policemen, troublemakers themselves, and residents of so-called problem neighbourhoods in Amsterdam, Utrecht, Rotterdam and The Hague. The study shows a more nuanced and mixed local public discourse on this policy landscape than politicians would like us to believe


Article of periodic

published at : Urban studies / ISSN 0042-0980

Editor : Longman Group, Harlow - ROYAUME-UNI (1964)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 50, no16 [pp. 3342-3359]

Bibliographic references : 4 p.



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