Geographical displacement or diffusion of benefit around area-based interventions? Evidence from the new deal for communities

Adam Whitworth, David McLennan

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Abstract

Area-based interventions (ABIs) have been a popular policy approach since the 1960s at least in the UK context yet they are bedevilled by concerns that gains in the intervention area may be a result of displacement of problems to neighbouring areas. The arrival of the New Labour government in 1997 saw a surge in ‘localism’ of a variety of forms, including the innovative and intensive New Deal for Communities ABI. This paper presents findings of a national evaluation of the crime strand of the NDC Programme which focussed on assessing evidence of geographical displacement.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)76-88
Number of pages22
JournalPeople, Place and Policy
Volume4
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Dec 2010

Keywords

  • new deal for communities ABI
  • area-based intervention
  • crime and policing and surveillance
  • crime evaluation
  • diffusion of benefit
  • geographical displacement
  • regeneration
  • weighted displacement quotient

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