Publication details for Professor Rachel PainPain, R. & Francis, P. (2004). Living with crime: Spaces of risk for homeless young people. Children's Geographies 2(1): 95-110.
- Publication type: Journal papers: academic
- ISSN/ISBN: 1473-3285, 1473-3277
- DOI: 10.1080/1473328032000168796
- View online: Online version
- Durham research online: DRO record
Author(s) from Durham
This paper reports on a study of victimization, offending and fear among homeless young people in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, which employed a participatory methodology. These young people live in marginal and often invisible spaces, yet are subject to a high degree of regulation which structures their experiences of risk. Their accounts demonstrate that an 'either/or' distinction which often structures understanding of offenders and victims, feared and fearful, and safe and dangerous spaces has led to their experiences being poorly represented. Homeless young people are often multiply positioned in relation to crime, an understanding which challenges the current political climate in Britain.