Publications and Publicity
Publications Crime and Individuals
All publications have been listed in date order, with the most
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
Sexual Offences Bill Receives Royal Assent
The Sexual Offences Bill – the most radical overhaul of sex offences legislation for 50 years – has received Royal Assent. The Sexual Offences Act focuses upon the protection of children and the most vulnerable, providing clear, coherent and an effective set of laws that will increase protection.
The chance that you or a member of your family will be a victim of violent crime is low. Violent crimes are still comparatively rare and account for a very small part of recorded crime. But some people are still frightened that they, or someone close to them, will be the victim of a violent attack
Setting The Boundaries
Reforming the law on sex offences
A review of sex offences has now been carried out following the publication of the consultation document “Setting the Boundaries” in July 2000. The Government published it’s statement of intent for sex offence reform in the form of a command paper “Protecting the Public” on the 19th November 2002.
Protecting the Public
Better protection for the public, particularly children and the most vulnerable, is at the heart of major law reform on sex offences and measures to strengthen the sex offenders’ register, announced by the Government.
Sexual Offences Bill
The Government has published a new Sexual Offences Bill aimed at protecting children and the most vulnerable. It is the biggest overhaul of sex offences legislation for 50 years and aims to provide a clear, coherent and effective set of laws that will increase protection, enable the appropriate punishment of abusers and ensure the law is fair and non-discriminatory.
Tackling Witness Intimidation
The Government recently published a new series of guidelines, designed to tackle witness intimidation. The document “Tackling Witness Intimidation” has been published after consultation across Government.
Tackling personal robbery: lessons learned from the police and community partnerships
At a time when overall crime has been falling, robberies against the person have risen at an unprecedented rate, with the police recording almost twice as many personal robberies in 2001/2 as in 1997/8.
The nature of personal robbery
This report examines the nature of robbery in England and Wales, based on an examination of over 2,000 crime reports and witness statements across seven police force areas. The report focuses specifically on personal robbery, which accounts for the bulk of recorded robbery and most of the increase in these types of offences in recent years.
Understanding Occupational Violence
Violence in the workplace is an emerging problem affecting increasing numbers of workers and employers. Across the industrialised world, significant levels of low-level violence such as abuse and threats are now being reported in a range of jobs.
Alcohol Related Assault: Findings from the British Crime Survey
The British Crime Survey presents a unique opportunity to examine the extent of alcohol related violence in England and Wales. Providing an overview of alcohol related violence between 1995 and 1999, the survey identifies key risk factors associated with being an alcohol related assault victim.
HSE launches new studies to help manage the risks of violence to lone workers
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has launched a series of real life studies offering practical ways to reduce the threat of violence to lone and mobile workers.
Last update: 3 January 2006