No Cover Image

EThesis 76 views 370 downloads

Crime and unemployment in South Wales: The disclosure of an inter and post -war debate. / Gary, Rauter

Swansea University Author: Gary, Rauter

Abstract

The purpose of this thesis is to examine the debate on the relationship between crime and unemployment. Throughout, the point of focus is specifically on how the link between crime and social deprivation was made in two, short and separate moments in time: broadly, 1929/31 and 1989/91. The research...

Full description

Published: 2002
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa42709
Tags: Add Tag
No Tags, Be the first to tag this record!
Abstract: The purpose of this thesis is to examine the debate on the relationship between crime and unemployment. Throughout, the point of focus is specifically on how the link between crime and social deprivation was made in two, short and separate moments in time: broadly, 1929/31 and 1989/91. The research aims to uncover the nature of this debate from a comparative viewpoint within the general context of South Wales, traditionally an industrial region comprising a rich tapestry of communities from Monmouth in the east to Carmarthen in the west. Inevitably the debate moves beyond the borders of Wales, consequent of the fact that statistical and other sources frequently refer to the wider picture: references to 'England and Wales' as opposed to 'Wales' or 'South Wales' being commonplace. However, this is not an attempt at a definitive history. Rather, it is a contribution to a debate on issues already explored in various ways and through the medium of a number of different disciplines. I have deliberately cited contemporary source material in the exact words of the commentator or observer in order to preserve and communicate the authentic tone and voice of the debate. (Abstract shortened by ProQuest.).
Keywords: Crime, South Wales, Economic aspects, Unemployment, European history, Criminology, Labour relations
College: College of Arts and Humanities