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Inspecting the European crime prevention strategy towards incivilities

Di Ronco, A (2016) 'Inspecting the European crime prevention strategy towards incivilities.' Crime Prevention and Community Safety, 18 (2). 141 - 160. ISSN 1460-3780

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Abstract

In recent years the crime prevention (CP) policies of many EU countries have been expanded up to including the regulation of uncivil and disorderly behaviour, and have been implemented at the local level through measures that have often excessively constrained individuals’ rights and freedoms. By drawing on the analysis of EU policy documents retrieved in the database EUR-lex, this article investigates whether the European CP strategy has also focused on the regulation of incivilities. Furthermore, it inspects whether any attention has been paid at the EU level to how local authorities have exercised their CP powers in the field of urban disorder. In the conclusions, the emerging results are compared against the backdrop of the existing literature on the legitimacy of incivility regulation, with the aim to draw conclusions informing the EU CP strategy targeting nuisance and its regulation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: crime prevention, incivilities, EUCPN, local authorities, human rights
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
K Law > K Law (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology, Department of
Depositing User: Anna Di Ronco
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2017 13:33
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2017 17:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/18866

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