My research project
Why can't I play in their garden? Are mixed tenure communities justified in terms of their spatial layout, provision of situational crime prevention and social outcomes?
My study will examine how housing tenures are spatially mixed within a mixed tenure community's physical building(s) and the surrounding physical environment. The study outlines the shift by UK government towards social mix-based policy initiatives and the reasons why MTCs are built in the UK.
It will provide a summary of the themes within the existing literature, and gaps in knowledge referring to the role of design, management and security-led crime prevention initiatives that are included in MTCs in the UK. I argue this study is important because the experiences of residents who live in MTCs in the UK, how MTCs exist in practice in the UK, including variations in design, layout, and provision of design, management and security-led crime prevention initiatives, are not well understood. The research problem is further established that there is weak literature evidencing decisions that MTCs can overcome the failures and negative outcomes, including crime, found in social housing estates.
Core aim the research study:
How do residents who live in mixed tenure communities experience design, management, and security-led crime prevention initiatives?
The study aims to explore the experiences of residents who live in mixed tenure communities and the role of design, management, and security-led crime prevention initiatives in the facilitation of interactions between different tenure groups.
University roles and responsibilities
- Graduate Teaching Assistant
• September 2007 to July 2010: BSc (1st Class Hons) Policing, Canterbury Christ Church University
• September 2010 to July 2011: PTLLS, Canterbury Christ Church University
• September 2005 to July 2006: Postgraduate Certificate Crime Detection, UCL
• September 2002 to July 2005: BSc (2.1. Hons) Criminology & Sociology, Roehampton University
Affiliations and memberships
Mixed Tenure Communities
Crime Prevention, Community Safety, Defensible Space, Situational Crime Prevention, CPTED and Secure By Design
Plural and private policing
Social housing and crime
Seminar Leader & Graduate Teaching Assistant for the following undergraduate modules:
PO1017 Debates in Brtish Politics
PO1014 Political Thinkers: Plato to Marx
SOC20263 Crime, Power and Justice
Courses I teach on
Fitzgerald, J. and Fitzgerald, J. Statistics for Criminal Justice and Criminology in Practice and Research: An Introduction
Evans, K. (2010).Crime Prevention: A Critical Introduction
Crawford, A. (2009). Crime Prevention Policies in Comparative Perspective
Weisburd D., Groff E. and Yang, S. The Criminology of Place: Street Segments and Our Understanding of the Crime Problem
Maguire, M., Morgan, R. and Reiner, R. (eds), The Oxford Handbook of Criminology
Bachman, R. and Schutt, R. K. Fundamentals of Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice
Divercities: Understanding Super Diversity in Deprived and Mixed Neighbourhoods: edited by Stijn Oosterlynck, Gert Verschraegen and Ronald van Kempen, London, Policy Press, 2019,256 pp., £24.99 Hardbaack ISBN 978-1447338185
Ayten Natasha Kinloch