Young People and Territorality in British Cities

Kintrea, K. , Bannister, J., Pickering, J., Reid, M. and Suzuki, N. (2008) Young People and Territorality in British Cities. Project Report. Joseph Rowntree Foundation, York, UK.

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An exploration of territorial behaviour among young people in disadvantaged areas of British cities. Territoriality among young people has been identified in some previous studies as a source of social exclusion and disadvantage and as one of the roots of gang behaviour. It has also begun to be recognised by policy-makers working to improve young people’s life chances and to promote safer communities. This research focuses on understanding territoriality in its own right and examines: what territoriality is, how it is experienced by young people and who is involved; the origins of territoriality in disadvantaged places the impacts of territoriality on young people’s lives; the range of projects which aim to deter or counteract territorial behaviour; the public policy implications of recognising territoriality as an important social force in disadvantaged places.

Item Type:Research Reports or Papers (Project Report)
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Kintrea, Professor Keith and Reid, Miss Margaret and Pickering, Mr Jonathan and Bannister, Mr Jonathan
Authors: Kintrea, K., Bannister, J., Pickering, J., Reid, M., and Suzuki, N.
Subjects:H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > General Practice and Primary Care
College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Urban Studies
Publisher:Joseph Rowntree Foundation

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