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Gentrification may not be a silver bullet to prevent gang violence, and in some cases, it may even make it worse

Smith, Chris M. (2014) Gentrification may not be a silver bullet to prevent gang violence, and in some cases, it may even make it worse. LSE American Politics and Policy (22 May 2014). Website.

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Abstract

The past two decades have seen falling homicide rates in Chicago, previously dubbed the ‘murder capital’ of the U.S. This decline in homicides has generally coincided with a period of gentrification of Chicago, but are the two related? Chris M. Smith takes a close look at how gentrifiers, private investors, and local government have contributed to the process of gentrification, which has had mixed results on gang homicides. She argues that while individuals and investors reduce homicide rates through gentrification, when local authorities demolish public housing, they may actually be intensifying gang violence through forced relocation.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: E History America > E151 United States (General)
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2014 08:52
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2019 19:24
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/58877

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