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BanishedThe New Social Control In Urban America$
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Katherine Beckett and Steve Herbert

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195395174

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395174.001.0001

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The Social Geographies of Banishment

The Social Geographies of Banishment

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(p.63) 3 The Social Geographies of Banishment
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Banished
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Katherine Beckett

Steve Herbert

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395174.003.0004

This chapter examines the social geographies of banishment. It uses police records and other data sources in order to identify central patterns, such as the dominant use of banishment to control the socially marginal. It observes that banishment is geographically concentrated in certain locales, especially in downtown areas with pronounced poverty and gentrification. This chapter concludes that banishment is used on some of the most disadvantaged urban residents, such as those who are perceived as nuisances.

Keywords:   social geographies, central patterns, banishment, socially marginal, geographic concentration, disadvantaged urban residents, nuisances

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