The Creation of the Delinquent Area

  • Owen Gill


The dominant perspective in post-war writing on delinquency has been that such activity is a subcultural response to the frustrations of working-class life. This perspective although producing insights has diverted attention from other factors in the organisation of urban life which are productive of delinquent behaviour. Most importantly the relationship between the power processes that locate particular families in particular areas and the eventual production of delinquent behaviour has been ignored.1


Delinquent Behaviour Residential Location Residential Segregation Housing Area Housing Estate 
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