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Alley-gating revisited: the sustainability of resident's satisfaction

Armitage, Rachel and Smithson, Hannah (2007) Alley-gating revisited: the sustainability of resident's satisfaction. Internet Journal of Criminology.

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    Alleys (snickets, ginnels, backways) are particularly common in British industrial cities
    and were originally designed to allow access to the rear of properties by coalmen and
    refuse collectors. Although alleys are still useful to allow residents access to the rear of
    their property without walking through the house, they also provide a means of entry and
    escape for offenders. Alley-gating is a crime reduction measure that involves the
    installation of a lockable gate across an alley, preventing access for anyone who does not
    have a key. This paper presents the findings of a study undertaken to examine the
    sustainability of Liverpoool s Alley-gating scheme (a robust evaluation of Liverpool s
    scheme was undertaken in 2002 see Young et al, 2003; Bowers et al, 2004). It
    specifically reports on the results of a residents survey undertaken in gated and nongated
    areas. The findings are compared with those from 2002. The results suggest that the
    positive impacts on perceptions of crime and anti-social behaviour, and experience of
    crime and anti-social behaviour have been maintained over a four year period in

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    Additional Information: UoA 40 (Social Work and Social Policy and Administration) Internet Journal of Criminology © 2007
    Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
    H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
    Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
    School of Human and Health Sciences > Applied Criminology Centre
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    Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2007
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