Publications on the website have been sorted into 6 broad
This is the Crime & Individuals section. It contains
publications on issues surrounding crimes against the person, and
how to protect against them, for example:
All publications have been listed in date order, with the most
– This year
– 1998 and earlier
Tackling domestic violence: Providing support for children who have witnessed domestic violence
This report provides good practice recommendations and suggestions for a range of practitioners and professionals who have a role in commissioning, developing or delivering initiatives to support children who have in the past or are currently witnessing domestic violence.
Developing Domestic Violence Strategies – A Guide for
One in four women and one in six men will be affected by domestic
violence in their lifetimes, with women suffering higher rates of
repeat victimisation and serious injury. The total cost to society
is an estimated �23billion a year in England and Wales. All the
responsible authorities that sit on Partnerships will all have a
part to play in supporting victims or bringing perpetrators to
justice. This guidance is designed to help them develop their own
strategies to tackle, monitor and evaluate domestic violence in
their area following local audits earlier this year.
Fear and Fashion: The use of knives and other weapons by young
This report tries to determine what are the key factors involved
in young people deciding to carry knives and weapons, what is the
scale of the problem and what are the most effective types of
Drugs and begging: A practice guide
This guidance has been developed in recognition of the strong
link between begging and drug use. Many of those who beg and use
drugs do not make full use of available support services. This
guidance therefore supports the development of services that are
successful in attracting, engaging and sustaining contact with drug
users who beg.
Stalking: An investigators guide
The guide is designed to ensure that police investigators are
fully informed as to how to recognise a stalker. There is also help
for victims on how they can work with the police and good ideas for
Defining and measuring anti-social behaviour
There is an increasingly high emphasis being placed by the
Government on anti-social behaviour (ASB) and methods to tackle it.
This is particularly evident through the setting up of the
Anti-Social Behaviour Unit (ASBU) within the Home Office, the launch
of the Anti-Social Behaviour ‘Together’ Action Plan and the
introduction of the Anti-Social Behaviour Act during 2003.
Anti-social behaviour is a key issue of public concern.
New powers help communities continue crackdown on Anti-Social
The single biggest package of measures to tackle anti-social
behaviour has come into force. The new powers are being introduced
after the Government consulted communities and practitioners. The
powers are part of the Government’s ‘Together’ campaign nationwide
which follows the establishment last year of the…
Violence at Home
A study by police and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS)
inspectorates has made a number of recommendations to improve the
way in which their organisations deal with domestic violence.
Parenting Contracts & Orders Guidance
This guidance is about the operation of parenting orders and of
parenting contracts. It is mainly intended for youth offending teams
(YOTs), responsible officers and the courts but may also be of use
to the police, youth offender panels, parenting programme providers,
the Crown Prosecution Service and defence lawyers.
The impact of high visibility patrols on personal robbery
The findings of this report, are based on the evaluation of a
high visibility foot patrol (HVP) scheme in Humberside designed to
improve community engagement, and raise the profile of the police.
It examines the impact of additional foot patrol on specific types
of notifiable offences in Humberside and the UK for the period April
2000 to March 2001.
Child abduction: understanding police recorded crime statistics
The offence of child abduction is part of the ‘Violence Against
the Person’ category of police recorded crime. It is only a small
proportion of the total category offences (just 0.1% in 2002/03).
Yet the total child abduction offence numbers police recorded
increased by 45% in 2002/03 from the previous year, to 846 offences.
Evaluation of community service Pathfinder projects
The Home Office’s National Probation Directorate set up 7
Community Service Pathfinder projects in 1999 to test specific
elements of community punishment. They used different approaches to
working with offenders and targeted different aspects of offending
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Probation Partnership Programme – Project Guidance
In recent years the drive for better partnership programmes has
increasingly required probation and partner agencies to work
together in projects to achieve shared objectives and to deliver new
services. The objectives are contained in the New Choreography and
other strategic documents.
Making the Right Choice: Helping Offenders Quit Crime – The
Story so Far
Although crime statistics tend to change periodically, the
re-conviction rate for offenders has remained fairly constant
(approximately half of adults and two thirds of young offenders)
over the years. In this report the Government looks at what progress
they have made towards addressing the issue as well as what needs to
be done to achieve a sustained reduction.
Restorative Justice: The Government’s Strategy
Restorative justice brings victims and offenders into contact. In
doing so it helps the victim come to terms with the crime and get
answers to their questions. It is also a very effective way of
ensuring that the offender realises the impact their actions have on
Audit of Accredited Probation Programmes 2003
Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation (HMIP) conduct periodic
audits into the quality of the delivery of accredited probation
programmes throughout England and Wales. The 2003 round of audits is
available on the Home Office
Multi-Agency Guidance for Addressing Domestic Violence
Multi-Agency Guidance for Addressing Domestic Violence replaces a
joint Home Office/Welsh Office inter-agency circular of 1995.
Making it count: A practical guide to collecting and managing
domestic violence data
Domestic violence accounts for 25% of all violent crime, a higher
percentage than any other type of violent crime. Yet the average
survivor of domestic violence will suffer 35 or more assaults over a
period of 7 years before making an approach to the police or other
Tackling Domestic Violence
Most Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships (CDRPs) have
identified domestic violence as a priority for action. This briefing
note summarises recent research on effective approaches to reducing
domestic violence and outlines key areas for action.
Domestic Violence: Administrative Structures & Legislation
A former Official Group on Domestic Violence was reconvened, and
following publication of “Living without Fear” was
developed into an Inter-Departmental Group on Violence Against Women
and Domestic Violence.
Identity Theft: Do you Know the Signs?
It is estimated that there are approximately 75,000 cases of
identity fraud per year in the UK, costing the British economy �1.3
billion annually, of which up to �50 million was lost through
benefit fraud and nearly �430 million from credit card fraud.
The Canadian Lottery Scam
There has been increasing attention recently on the so-called
Canadian Lottery Scam. A number of people in the UK have lost
considerable sums of money to this fraud – over �60,000 in one
case. The fraudsters running this scam target the elderly, with over
80% of victims being over 65 years of age.
Berkshire Anti Homophobia Group
The Berkshire Anti-Homophobia Group (BAHG) has produced a
Resource Directory and Guide for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and
transgendered (LGBT) victims of crime and harassment. The directory
is targeted at organisations working with LGBT potential victims of