Evaluation of the Use of Dispersal Powers in the East End of Glasgow: Full Report

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The aim of this research was to evaluate the use of dispersal powers in the Parkhead area of Glasgow. The dispersal order was in place from September 2009 to January 2010 and early indicators suggested a significant impact on antisocial behaviour in the area. The research sought to investigate the overall impact on the community by reviewing the available statistical evidence on crime and antisocial behaviour before, during and after the dispersal order was in place and also providing a qualitative overview, which involved talking to the
police, statutory and non-statutory agencies involved to various degrees in the development and implementation of the dispersal order, and also the wider community, including young people. The general findings of the research are summarised under four main headings: overall conclusions, dispersal, diversion and displacement.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherGlasgow Caledonian University
Commissioning bodyScottish Institute for Policing Research
Number of pages115
ISBN (Print)9781905866588
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2012


  • dispersal powers
  • Glasgow
  • community
  • crime
  • antisocial behaviour


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