Crime and individuals

 

Research

 

Crime and individuals

Items are listed in date order, with the most recent first.

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Children, risk and crime: the On Track Youth Lifestyles Surveys
 

As part of the National Evaluation of the On Track programme, school surveys
were conducted amongst children from On Track areas, to
measure programmes effectiveness. 

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The victimisation of young people: findings from the Crime and Justice Survey 2003
 

This Crime and Justice Survey examines the extent and nature of youth victimisation. It focuses on the experiences of personal crime among those aged 10 to 19.

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Offending in England and Wales: first results from the 2003 Crime and Justice Survey
 

The 2003 Crime and Justice Survey (C&JS) is a new self-report offending survey of the general household population aged 10 to 65 in England and Wales. The survey provides a unique picture of the extent and nature of offending across this age range.

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Problem solving street crime: Lessons from the Street Crime Initiative
 

This practice guide draws together and builds on the experience of the Street Crime Initiative and on previous relevant research. It offers practical measures that crime reduction agencies such as the police can
use to reduce street crime.

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Inter-Agency work and Connexions Strategy
 

Inter-agency partnership working has been one of the guiding principles behind the Connexions Strategy. This research examines the practical problems involved in successful implementation of inter-agency work, what such an approach means for the daily tasks of front-line
workers and how effective it is.

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2004

Domestic Violence and Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships: questionnaire findings
 

Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships (CDRPs) have a central role to play in tackling domestic violence, by delivering appropriate and effective services to victims. This report shows the findings of a questionnaire, made available electronically from July to September 2003 to all 376
CDRPs. It assesses the nature and extent of work undertaken by CDRPs on domestic violence.

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The impact of corrections on re-offending
 

The Home Office commissioned this report to review and update knowledge of ‘what works’ in corrections to reduce re-offending. It focuses on correctional services and interventions with adult offenders, which aim to reduce re-offending. It builds on a review, which assessed the evidence available in the mid-1990s on ways to reduce offending
(Goldblatt & Lewis, 1998).

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An evaluation of the impact of restorative cautioning: findings from a reconviction study
 

This study follows on from previous research into Thames Valley police’s restorative cautioning initiative (Hoyle et al., 2002), which found that around one-quarter of offenders either stopped or reduced their offending because of the restorative caution.
It evaluates the impact of restorative cautioning and the effect it has had on reconviction in the Thames Valley area.

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Tackling Domestic Violence – The role of health professionals

This report raises awareness of the scale of the health problem represented by domestic violence and explains how health professionals can make an important contribution to tackling this issue.

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Key findings from the Surveys of Vulnerable and Intimidated
Witnesses 2000/01 and 2003

A key aim of the Youth
Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999
was to improve the
treatment of vulnerable and intimidated witnesses (VIWs)  in
England and Wales. The Act contained a range of ‘special measures’
and most were implemented in the Crown Court in July 2002. To assess
the impact of these changes, surveys of VIWs were conducted before
(phase 1) and after (phase 2) the date of implementation. This Home
Office report looks at the reaction of these witnesses to the
measures, and their satisfaction with the criminal justice system.

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Early stages in the development of the Integrated Domestic Abuse
Programme (IDAP): implementing the Duluth Domestic Violence
pathfinder

This Research
Development and Statistics
report presents the findings from the
evaluation of the ‘Duluth Domestic Violence’ Programme. Two
probation areas, West Yorkshire and London, are currently delivering
the developmental programme to domestic violence perpetrators on
‘Community Rehabilitation Orders’ (CRO) and ‘Community Punishment
and Rehabilitation Orders’ (CPRO) with conditions to attend. This
report summarises the findings of this evaluation and offers a
number of recommendations to inform the management and delivery of
future programmes.

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Support for victims of crime: findings from the 2002/2003
British Crime Survey

The main aim of this Research
Development and Statistics Directorate
report is to look at
victims’ experience toward the Victim’s
Charter Standards
, along with help and support provided to them
by Victim
Support
. The evidence of the report comes from the 2002/2003
British Crime Survey (BCS)
.

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Ethnicity, victimisation and worry about crime: findings from
the 2001/02 and 2002/03 British Crime Surveys

The British
Crime Survey (BCS)
shows that there has been a fall in overall
crime in England and Wales since 1995. Between 1997 and 2002/03,
there has been a 25% decrease in crime. Against this background of
declining crime, there are variations in the risks of victimisation
experienced by black and minority ethnic groups (BME). 
This report, from the Research
Development and Statistics Directorate
, indicates from the
2002/03 BCS that people from BME backgrounds were at greater risk of
crime than the white majority. There had been no change between
2001/02 and 2002/03.

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Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking: Findings from
the British Crime Survey

The government is engaged in a major series of policy initiatives
in order to deal with domestic violence, sexual assault and
stalking. This report presents the findings of an questionnaire
included in the British Crime Survey (BCS). It provides the most
reliable findings to date on the extent and nature of inter-personal
violence in England and Wales. However, only a small fraction of
incidents are reported to the police and recorded by them, and
people are even reluctant to disclose such events in a confidential
interview.

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Weapon Use and Violent Crime 1993 – 2001 (United States
Document)

This U.S.
Department of Justice – Bureau of Justice Statistics
report
discusses the nature and prevalence of violent crime by armed
offenders, along with victim consequences, from the age 12 or older,
from 1993 – 2001. 

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Dedicated Cheque and Plastic Crime Unit
 

The Dedicated Cheque and
Plastic Crime Unit
is a unique police unit created by the Association
for Payment Clearing Services (APACS)
and the Home
Office
. The unit aims to fight the organised crime syndicates
behind steep rises in UK plastic card fraud losses.

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Vulnerability and Involvement in Drug Use and Sex Work

This report accepts these distinctions and investigates
vulnerability amongst young prostitutes, relationships between sex
work and drug use, and opportunities for exiting sex work and/or
drug use.

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The commercial sexual exploitation of children and young people:
An overview of key literature and data

This review provides an accessible review of information relevant
to the commercial sexual exploitation of children and young people
in the UK. The report examines 3 main areas: abuse through
prostitution, abuse through pornography, and the trafficking of
young people to and through the UK for commercial sexual
exploitation.

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Understanding Problem Drug Use Among Young People Accessing Drug
Services: A multivariate approach using statistical modelling
technique

In 1995 the first designated service for adolescent drug misusers
in England was established in Stoke-on-Trent. In 1998, a similar
service was developed in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. This study interviewed
103 young drug users (response rate 95%), using a structured
questionnaire in the 2 study centres, to establish factors that
are indicators of developing problem drug use.

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