Abstract – Community safety in England and Wales after 2010


For about ten years, beginning with the passing of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998, community safety was a key concern of the Home Office. Legislation, statutory instruments, guidance, and generous funding streams all pointed to the interest that the government had in the work of community safety partnerships across England and Wales. During the same time, it was also a hot topic in British criminology, with vast body of academic literature detailing the features and the problems of the English model of community safety. Then community safety faded from view. Against this backdrop, in this presentation I consider how community safety has changed since 2010, and why we need to keep paying attention to the world, and work, of community safety partnerships.