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Celebrating a decade of the Crime and Disorder Act? A personal view

Daniel Gilling (Department of Social Policy and Social Work, University of Plymouth)

Safer Communities

ISSN: 1757-8043

Article publication date: 1 July 2008



In this personal view of a decade of the Crime and Disorder Act (1998), Daniel Gilling argues that New Labour are to be congratulated for bringing about a radical reform in the landscape of local crime control. However, he is also critical of central government's high level of control over CDRP and local police business. His solution is a partnership approach built on stronger local accountability delivered through neighbourhood management structures and facilitated by CDRPs, with central government ‘speaking in a much quieter voice’.



Gilling, D. (2008), "Celebrating a decade of the Crime and Disorder Act? A personal view", Safer Communities, Vol. 7 No. 3, pp. 39-45.



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