Crime and communities publications

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Publications Crime and Communities

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

This is the Crime & Communities section. It contains publications on issues surrounding crimes in the communities, and how they can protect against themselves, for example:

  • Victims and witnesses of crime

  • Codes of good practice

  • Community safety partnerships

  • Neighbourhood wardens

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

2008 

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

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1999

1998 and earlier

2008

Neighbourhood Policing in Rural Communities

This guide is one in a series produced by the National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA) Neighbourhood Policing Programme Team and is designed to assist practitioners at all levels in the service to deliver and sustain Neighbourhood Policing within rural communities. It will support you in identifying and addressing neighbourhood priorities, improving engagement and delivering safer neighbourhoods where people are confident that police and partners are working with them to deal with the issues that really matter.

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2007

Guidance on the use of acceptable behaviour contracts and agreements

The Home Office has published new guidance for front line practitioners on how to make the best of acceptable behaviour contracts and agreements. 

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Neighbourhood Management: empowering communities, shaping places: Review 06/07

This report assesses the progress of Pathfinders over the last year, how they are changing, the lessons to be learnt and identifies the wider policy implications of their work for local government and public service delivery. In particular, this report presents overviews about activity and progress on crime and environment, economic development, community engagement and social capital.

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Introduction to Community Safety

The National Community Safety Network (NCSN), the Government Office for the South East and Nacro have produced this pack as a resource for everyone working in the community safety field, and particularly for members of Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships (CDRPs). It has been written to give a succinct introduction to the key issues in community safety and directions to where further information may be found.

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It’s our space – A guide for community groups working to improve public space

The government is keen for community groups to have greater control over how the local environment is managed and improved. It has set out clear agendas on these issues to make open spaces cleaner, safer and greener. Over the past few years, a range of grants and funding programmes have been made available for community groups to become involved in improving outdoor spaces. With the help of the Big Lottery Fund and other funding bodies this looks set to continue. This guide is intended to help community groups to get the best out of their outdoor spaces, and to help maximise the impact of their efforts on the ground

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2006

Reviewing the work of parish and town councils in reducing crime

In 2006 the Commission for Rural Communities undertook an evaluation into approaches to tackling rural crime. This reviewed the extent of recent reforms to reduce rural crime and fear of crime had been successful. Part of this evaluation included surveys of parish and town councils. This paper reports on the findings. It includes good practice case examples and recommendations.

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The National Community Safety Plan 2006-09

Crime in general and violent crime in particular are falling. So is the fear of crime. But they all remain too high. If communities are to be made still safer, everyone – from the heart of national government, through regional and local partners, right through to neighbourhoods and the people who live in them – must play their part. The National Community Safety Plan (NCSP) was published in November 2005 to help achieve this. The NCSP has been well received by key partners and stakeholders who have valued the clarity the Plan has brought to the community safety agenda. To build on this, an Update to the NCSP was issued in November 2006.

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Getting it Right: Collaborative Problem Solving For Criminal Justice in the U.S.

This guide spells out a practical team-based approach to building the kind of criminal justice system a community wants, assessing the current system, and planning and implementing strategies for ‘getting it right’. Five sections comprise this manual: an overview of a comprehensive planning process; establishing the policy team and the process; keeping the focus on outcomes; building an understanding of your system; and moving from understanding to change.

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Introducing the new 101 service

101 is the new national telephone number being introduced for community safety issues, including non-emergency crime, policing and anti-social behaviour. It is being launched in three ‘waves’ across England and Wales

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Solutions to address gang crime

This suite of information tools, made available by the US Department of Justice, provides assistance for both practitioners and communities in trying to identify and reduce gang crime. It includes suggested law enforcement activities to reduce gang crime, data on gang activity in different populations, the criminal activity of gangs and general gang statistics. For parents, there are also quick reference cards in 4 languages to help identify and discourage gang behaviour amongst children.

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Respect Action Plan

The Government has launched a major new initiative to “rebuild the bonds of community” – the Respect agenda. The agenda focuses on 6 strands of work: supporting families, a new approach to the most challenging families, improving behaviour and attendance in schools, activities for children & young people, strengthening communities and effective enforcement & community justice.

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2005

The National Community Safety Plan 2006-09

Crime in general and violent crime in particular are falling. So is the fear of crime. But they all remain too high. If communities are to be made still safer, everyone – from the heart of national government, through regional and local partners, right down to neighbourhoods and the people who live in them – must play their part. The National Community Safety Plan (NCSP), published in November 2005, will help achieve this.

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Passport to Community Engagement

This book is designed as a ‘beginners guide’ to community engagement. It aims to provide a starting point rather than a detailed step-by-step guide. It has been written for those of you who are working in the areas of crime reduction and drug prevention; Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships (CDRPs); and Drug Action Teams (DATs). Some of the ideas will also be useful if you work with communities on alcohol-related issues.

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Together We Can – Action plan to bring communities and government closer together

A new action plan to bring Government agencies and the public closer has been published on 28 June 2005 as part of a drive to empower local communities and improve quality of life. The Together We Can plan sets out the Government’s commitment to citizens, communities and public bodies working together to set and achieve common goals. It outlines eight key policy areas – including safety, justice and regeneration – to be carried out by twelve Government Departments to strengthen citizens’ engagement in delivering success across those policies. The 65 action points in the plan represent the start of this work.

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Smarter delivery, better neighbourhoods – Neighbourhood Renewal floor targets

This report sets out the governments aims for neighbourhood renewal since the publication of the spending review 2005-2008. It contains government targets to tackle social exclusion, reduce health inequalities, worklessness, and to improve housing and education in the most deprived areas.

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Tackling fear of crime & disorder in the community

Tackling Fear of Crime and Disorder in the Community” is designed to encourage individuals and groups to get involved in reducing crime and disorder and fear of crime in their community. This guidance has been developed using a combination of information taken from the fear of crime toolkit and “Crime Reduction Basics – Tackling Crime and ASB in the Community”. A wide range of people, from youth groups through to the older community can use the guidance. Rather than looking at reducing fear of crime problems in general, our aim is to look at the impact of crime and anti-social behaviour as drivers for fear in the community, and ways in which you can become involved in reducing crime and disorder and thereby reduce fear as a consequence.

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Wardens’ factsheet: Tackling illegal drugs as part of neigbourhood renewal

This factsheet gives examples and ideas about how Neighbourhood Warden schemes can reduce the harm caused by illegal drugs as part of Neighbourhood Renewal.

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Diversity and neighbourhood renewal factsheet

Neighbourhood renewal provides a platform for building strong and cohesive communities in which everyone feels they belong – regardless of race, faith, gender, age, sexual orientation and disability. This means that services need to be tailored to meet local needs.

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Making it happen in neighbourhoods: The national strategy for neighbourhood renewal 4 years on

This publication examines the progress of the Neighbourhood Renewal strategy. It shows, through evidence, the progress made in neighbourhoods and sets out an overview of current policy and programme priorities.

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Guidance on Accessibility Planning in Local Transport Plans

The document provides background information and guidance on the role Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships (CDRPs) can play in Accessibility Planning. It highlights the need to take account of crime and fear of crime when considering the local transport plans.

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Improving Opportunity, Strengthening Society

This report highlights the strategy set out by the Government to increase race equality and community cohesion. This strategy sets out one element of the Governments commitment – to ensure that people are not discriminated against because of their race or religion, and that all can make a full contribution to our society.

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Cleaner Safer Greener Communities: Removing Nuisance Vehicles

This document sets out proposals for addressing the increasing number of nuisance vehicles and outlines the Government’s strategy for creating greener safer communities.

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Key points to help CDRPs tackle crime and disorder in the night-time economy

A list of key points have been published by the Home Office in January 2005 to help Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships (CDRPs) to tackle crime and disorder in the night-time economy.

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