From private nuisance to criminal behaviour: neighbour problems and neighbourhood context in an Australian city

Cheshire, Lynda and Fitzgerald, Robin (2014) From private nuisance to criminal behaviour: neighbour problems and neighbourhood context in an Australian city. Housing Studies, 30 1: 100-122. doi:10.1080/02673037.2014.933783


Author Cheshire, Lynda
Fitzgerald, Robin
Title From private nuisance to criminal behaviour: neighbour problems and neighbourhood context in an Australian city
Journal name Housing Studies   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0267-3037
1466-1810
Publication date 2014-07-07
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/02673037.2014.933783
Open Access Status
Volume 30
Issue 1
Start page 100
End page 122
Total pages 23
Place of publication Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Abstract The problems that arise between neighbours have not received the academic scrutiny they deserve despite neighbour problems and disputes appearing to be a growing phenomenon. In this paper, we begin to address this omission by examining the kinds of problems residents in the city of Brisbane, Australia, are likely to encounter with neighbours and identifying patterns in their distribution on the basis of neighbourhood characteristics. Making a distinction between private nuisance problems on the one hand and antisocial and criminal behaviour on the other hand, we observe how neighbourhood levels of concentrated disadvantage, residential mobility and population density all increase the chances of residents encountering a combination of nuisance and antisocial or criminal neighbour problems over nuisance problems only or no problems at all. Conversely, a higher concentration of foreign-born residents is found to be associated with residents being more likely to experience nuisance or no problems over more criminal and antisocial forms.
Keyword Antisocial behaviour
Crime
Neighbourhoods
Neighbours
Nuisance problems
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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