chapter  4
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Evaluating situational crime prevention: the Merseyside ‘alleygating’ schemes

WithChris Young, Alex Hirschfield, Kate Bowers, Shane Johnson

It is encouraging to note that examples of mapping and GIS research in the field of crime analysis are becoming increasingly widespread and extensive (see Hirschfield and Bowers, 2001), but to date there has been little reference to the use of GIS for the monitoring and evaluation of Alley gating-an intervention designed to both reduce and prevent crime, reduce fear of crime, improve the urban environment, (re)build communities, and improve health. Such schemes on Merseyside attempt to be truly holistic because the gates are also co-designed by the police and constructed by recovering drugs offenders.