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Guidance on Statutory Crime & Disorder Partnerships

The Crime & Disorder Act 1998 places obligations on local authorities, the police, police authorities, health authorities and probation committees (amongst others) to co-operate in the development and implementation of a strategy for tackling crime and disorder in their area. 


Report of Policy Action Team 9: Community Self-Help

The PAT on Community Self-Help was one of 18 Teams set up after the publication of the first Social Exclusion Unit report on neighbourhood renewal. The Team included voluntary and statutory sector experts working at local and national levels from across the country.


Crime & Disorder Act 1998: Guidance on Racially Aggravated Offences

Guidance on racially aggravated offences in the Crime and Disorder Act 1998. Includes guidance on the scope and meaning of “racially aggravated” with practical examples. Detailed information on the issues relating to motivation and racial hostility, alternative verdicts and maximum penalties. 

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Racially Aggravated Offences: An Overview

New offences under Sections 28-32, 82 of the Crime & Disorder Act 1998 deal with the crimes of racist violence and harassment. They are intended to make it clear that racial crime will not be tolerated.

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Wildlife Crime

Anecdotally, there has been a considerable increase in the level of wildlife crime. In the case of offences under the Wildlife and Countryside Act police officers have powers to stop, detain and search and to seize items, but not to arrest.

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A Guide to Wildlife Law Enforcement in the UK

Published by Department of Environment Transport and the Regions in1998 as a practical guide for anyone in wildlife law enforcement.

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Policy Action Team 6 Report: Neighbourhood Wardens

Following the publication of its report into neighbourhood renewal in September 1998, the Social Exclusion Unit asked Policy Action Team 6 (PAT 6) to look further at the concept of neighbourhood wardens. 

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Drugs Prevention in Rural Areas

A Home Office commissioned review of research (Tackling drugs : DPI Paper 17 Drugs Prevention in Rural Areas) indicated that drugs were widely available in rural areas but that there were no reliable data by which to compare rural and urban drug misuse. 

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Information Sharing – Guidance for Youth Offending Teams

The Crime & Disorder Act 1998 established Youth Offending Teams and reducing youth offending is a key element in the Government’s Crime Reduction Strategy. At the heart of the strategy are the actions we are taking to ensure that every local Crime & Disorder reduction partnership and police force is performing to their maximum potential.

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Involving Communities in Urban and Rural Regeneration: A Guide for Practitioners

“Involving Communities in Urban and Rural Regeneration: A Guide for Practitioners” (DETR 1997) is a practical manual of advice to those responsible for regeneration activity at the local level on how to set about involving the community. 


Partnerships and Initiatives to Prevent and Reduce Rural Crime

For efforts at crime reduction and prevention to be effective, the relevant agencies will need to work in partnership and in consultation with their local communities to ensure a comprehensive, consistent and properly co-ordinated approach.

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The Perpetrators of Racial Violence and Racial Harassment

“The Perpetrators of Racial Violence and Racial Harassment”, Home Office Research Study 176 (1997) by Rae Sibbit, reports on research into the perpetrators of racial harassment and violence and provides insights into the causes of behaviour and suggests issues which agencies need to tackle.

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The Effect of Better Street Lighting on Crime & the Fear of Crime

This review examined the impact of improvements to street lighting on both crime and the public’s sense of fear. It drew on the latest research findings, including those from a substantial study carried out by a team from the University of Southampton, who monitored the effect of large-scale lighting improvements in Wandsworth.

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Last update: 3 January 2006

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