Schools, Pupil Behaviour and Young Offenders : Using Postcode Classification to Target Behaviour Support and Crime Prevention Programmes

This article is concerned with the role and potential of school as a site for programmes designed to prevent and reduce anti-social and criminal behaviour from young people. It sets out to evaluate the relevance of geodemographic' analysis, based on the MOSAIC postcode classification system, fo...

Full description

Saved in:
Bibliographic Details
Published in:The British journal of criminology
Main Author: Hayden, Carol (Author)
Other Authors: Williamson, Tom; Webber, Richard
Format: Electronic/Print Article
Language:English
Published: 2007
In:The British journal of criminology
Year: 2007, Volume: 47, Issue: 2, Pages: 293-310
Online Access: doi
Journals Online & Print:
Drawer...
Availability in Tübingen:Present in Tübingen.
IFK: In: Z 7
Check availability: HBZ Gateway
Description
Summary:This article is concerned with the role and potential of school as a site for programmes designed to prevent and reduce anti-social and criminal behaviour from young people. It sets out to evaluate the relevance of geodemographic' analysis, based on the MOSAIC postcode classification system, for the targeting and development of appropriate behaviour support and youth crime prevention programmes in and around schools in different circumstances. We use youth crime data from Nottinghamshire, for a four-and-a-half-year period (1999-2003), as a case study,1 in order to demonstrate the relationship between patterns of youth offending and type of residential neighbourhood. The paper draws upon research from diverse sources in the fields of criminology, education and social policy in order to consider the possible use of geodemographic analysis to target school and neighbourhood programmes. It concludes by presenting some of the tensions in this role for schools
ISSN:0007-0955
DOI:10.1093/bjc/azl053