Techniques and checklists
Below are listed some of the tools and frameworks which
aim to provide a guiding hand to those faced with crime
We hope to add to this list over time and look to crime
reduction practitioners to identify useful reference
sources or other tools they wish to see included. Please
contact us with your thoughts and suggestions to make
this area a useful resource to practitioners both new
to email your comments, or contact the Website Manager,
Stuart Charman, on 01347 825064.
to Evaluation – an introduction to evaluating crime
reduction initiatives and projects – This distance
learning package has been written and designed by
staff at the Home Office Crime Reduction Centre.
It looks at the basic techniques used to monitor and
evaluate crime reduction projects. The book is relevant
to anyone who works in crime reduction, particularly
if they are likely to be involved in evaluating projects
Analysis, Response, Assessment (SARA) � a problem-solving
process often used in problem-oriented policing.
Applying the process allows a crime problem to be
identified and tackled in a systematic way, avoiding
any waste of time and resources if only part of
the actual problem is identified.
Problem Analysis Triangle (PAT) (summary page under
development)� derived from the basic crime triangle
of the Routine Activity Theory and used within the
SARA process to analyse and make detailed definitions
of local crime and disorder problems.
solving checklist � a checklist to enable individual
agencies and partnerships to assess their progress
towards problem-solving, used to identify points
of Criminal Opportunity (CCO) framework � an
enhancement of earlier frameworks bringing together
divisions in the crime reduction field and helping
practitioners to envisage, communicate and implement
specific interventions in the causes of crime and
to integrate diverse approaches.
Cause, Tactic or Treatment, Output and Result (PROCTOR)
� devised to overcome some of the shortcomings identified
in implementing SARA, PROCTOR has not been widely
taken up, but serves to highlight additions to the
crime prevention checklists � Tilley & Laycock
(2002) have provided 2 checklists for evidence-based
crime reduction. The first is a checklist
police agencies and partnerships to ensure they
are set up to deliver effective evidence-based practice;
the second is for
those trying to address problems to check that what
they are planning makes sense.
Date modified: 1 May 2003
Review date: May 2004
Originator: Crime Reduction Centre Information Team
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