Crime, Disorder and Symbolic Violence

Governing the Urban Periphery

  • Matt Bowden

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

  3. The Theoretical Case: Governing Crime and Disorder in the Urban Periphery in Ireland, 1991–2008

  4. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. Matt Bowden
      Pages 179-203
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 204-228

About this book


This timely book provides a theoretical and empirical engagement with contemporary understandings of the governance of crime, safety and security. Using a Bourdieuian framework, Bowden explores concepts such as capital, habitus and symbolic power to present an analytic tool-kit for a critically engaged public criminology.


Urban crime prevention Bordieu safety security territory symbolic social capital crime criminology Habitus Pierre Bourdieu violence

Authors and affiliations

  • Matt Bowden
    • 1
  1. 1.Dublin Institute of TechnologyIreland

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