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Publications – Other

Publications on the website have been sorted into 6 broad
categories, namely:

This is the Crime & Other section. It contains
publications on issues surrounding crimes with additional issues,
and how to protect against them, for example:

  • Public service delivery on the Internet

  • Key questions on substance misuse

  • Tackling alcohol related crime

  • Narrowing the justice gap

All publications have been listed in date order, with the most
recent first.

This year

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999

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2004

Reducing Crime: the Home Office working with Crime and Disorder
Reduction Partnerships

The National Audit Office has conducted an investigation into the
relationship between the Home Office and Crime & Disorder
Reduction Partnerships (CDRPs). If found that many of the projects
runs by CDRPs and supported by the Home Office were diverse in
nature, innovative and successful in reducing crime – but that the
Home Office could do more to reduce the administrative burden on
CDRPs, freeing up their time to concentrate on reducing crime.

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Tackling Drugs: Changing Lives
 

The Government’s Drug Strategy, established in 1998 and updated
in 2002, sets out the range of policies and interventions to reduce
the harm caused by illegal drugs by 2008. This cross-Government
report summarises the progress to date and future planned action in
England. 

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Tackling Drugs: Changing Lives
 

The Government’s Drug Strategy, established in 1998 and updated
in 2002, sets out the range of policies and interventions to reduce
the harm caused by illegal drugs by 2008. This cross-Government
report summarises the progress to date and future planned action in
England. 

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The Queens Speech 2004

Tackling terrorism, organised crime and drugs are at the heart of
government priorities for the coming year. This page highlights the
key issues arising from the speech for the crime reduction
community.

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Review of Crime & Disorder Act

The Government is to conduct a formal review of the partnership
provisions of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998, to ensure that the
framework for partnership working is fit for the purpose of crime
reduction in today’s environment. The announcement was made in the
white paper on police reform, Building Communities, Beating Crime.
The CDA Review will be carried out between November 2004 and January
2005, and stakeholders and practitioners are being strongly
encouraged to get involved through a series of regional workshops.

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Offenders of the future?

This manual aims to assist practitioners identify families with
children aged between four and twelve who are at risk of becoming
involved in criminal or antisocial behaviour and to target
interventions that aim to reduce that risk. It is aimed at both
planners – who decide in which neighbourhoods interventions will be
located – and at practitioners, who deliver the interventions. The
former need to develop clear priorities and effective targeting of
resources and the latter need to identify and assess children at
risk of offending and respond appropriately to their needs. The
manual has been published by the Department for Education &
Skills (DfES).

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Home Office Strategic Plan 2004 – 2008

This document from the Home Office sets out new objectives for
the period 2004 – 2008. The Home Office aims to deliver these
through a new neighbourhood approach and with a greater focus on
prolific offenders.

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The Prolific and Other Priority Offenders Strategy

It is estimated that out of a million active offenders, 100,000
offenders have 3 or more convictions and are responsible for half of
all crime. The active offender population is not static, 20,000
individuals leave this pool every year and are replaced by another
20,000 offenders. The most active 5,000 of this group are estimated
to be responsible for one in ten offences.

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Guidelines for Evaluating Community Crime Projects

National Crime Prevention Australia has published ‘Guidelines for
Evaluating Community Crime Projects’. It is designed to give
assistance and direction for those managing small, community-based
crime prevention projects and programs. 

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Gender differences in offending

This paper draws together the key findings of research on whether
the risk factors for offending differ for males and females. The
brothers and sisters of convicted male offenders were studied. The
research examined how effective risk factors were in predicting the
offending of these brothers and sisters.

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Easing Communication for Vulnerable Witnesses

The first pilot to help vulnerable witnesses of crime with
communication difficulties give evidence is currently on trial in
Merseyside. The scheme is also due to be piloted in South Wales,
Norfolk, Devon and Cornwall, Thames Valley and West Midlands before
being implemented on a national scale if successful. The pilots will
run until summer 2005 when recommendations will be made for further
implementation.

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Speaking up for Justice

The purpose of this Circular by the Victims & Witnesses Unit
is to clarify the current availability of special measures for
vulnerable or intimidated witnesses under sections 16-33 of the
Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999. The circular also
clarifies the primary rule relating to child witnesses, in
particular child witnesses in need of special protection.

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Drugs, Young People and Service Provision

This publication, from Nacro, presents the main findings of
‘Drugs, Young People and Service Provision’ research on behalf of
the Birmingham Drug Action Team. The report considers substance
related services that address young people’s needs and evaluates
their performance.

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2003

E-Policing: Enhancing Police Service Delivery Using the Internet

The report ‘e-policing’ is the result of two years research by
Superintendent Peter Woods of Northumbria Police. With a large
anticipated increase in the use of the Internet over the next decade
can the police service afford to ignore it’s possibilities? The
plain answer, in Peter’s words, is NO.

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Tackling Drugs in Rented Housing – A Good Practice Guide

Providers of social housing have an increasing role, alongside
other partners, to combat anti-social behaviour. Housing managers
can, and in many cases do, play a crucial role in combating problems
associated with drug use through efforts to regenerate
neighbourhoods.

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Don’t be afraid of the dark

The long winter nights can make us worry more about crime and
personal safety. This is entirely natural. We all feel uneasy in the
dark, but the truth is that crime has fallen over recent years.

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Disrupting Crack Markets – A Practice Guide

The use of crack cocaine has become a major problem for those
working in crime and disorder in Britain today. Crack markets have a
propensity for violence and intimidation which can affect whole
communities. The high levels of crime associated with the drug can
also damage the reputation of areas and act as a barrier to
regeneration.

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Safe injecting rooms not prison for drug addicts, says Nacro
report

A report from crime reduction charity Nacro, published today,
advocates providing facilities where addicts can use drugs in safe
and hygienic conditions, reducing the risk to themselves and
tackling open drugs misuse on the streets and estates. It also
states that treatment services should be better resourced.

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Key Questions on Substance Misuse

This briefing by the Local Government Association (LGA) looks at
the substance misuse (drugs) issue from four viewpoints. It composes
(and answers) a number of questions on children and young people,
communities, treatment and availability. 

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Passport to Evaluation

This new distance learning package has been written and designed
by staff at the Home Office Crime Reduction College. It looks at the
basic techniques used to evaluate crime reduction projects.

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Alcohol-related crime and disorder data: guidance for local
partnerships

Guidance to local Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships
(CDRPs) on how best to gather and utilise data on alcohol-related
crime and disorder has been published by the Home Office. The
guidance highlights the need to identify hot-spots and to prioritise
the policing of these areas.

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Tackling alcohol-related crime, disorder and nuisance – Action
Plan summary

This action plan sets out some key objectives and priorities for
taking forward programmes of work to tackle alcohol related crime,
disorder and nuisance. While almost 90% of the UK population enjoys
alcohol, in the most part without causing difficulties for
themselves or others, alcohol misuse is a major cause of both
ill health and social distress.

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Last update:  1 December 2004

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