Social landlords and the regulation of conduct in urban spaces in the United Kingdom

John Flint, Hal Pawson

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    Social landlords in the United Kingdom are embedded in governance regimes that regulate citizens' conduct, including addressing antisocial behaviour. This article seeks to contribute to the literature on the geography of regulating conduct through examining the spatial dimensions of social landlords' attempts to influence behaviour, and to map the range of technologies and measures utilized by social landlords on to particular urban spaces. Two spaces are identified: the property and its vicinity, and the wider neighbourhood. The article argues that social landlords have been engaging in increasingly intensive regulation of the private and domestic arena of the home as well as expanding their role in the regulation of spaces and populations within and beyond residential neighbourhoods. © The Author(s), 2009.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)415-435
    Number of pages21
    JournalCriminology and Criminal Justice
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 2009


    • Anti-social behaviour
    • Regulation
    • Social landlords
    • Urban spaces


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