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Title: Working Out What to Do: Evidence-Based Crime Reduction
  Document URL: PDF 
Author(s): Nick Tilley ; Gloria Laycock
Corporate Author: Great Britain Home Office, Policing and Reducing Crime Unit
Research, Development and Statistics Directorate
United Kingdom
Date Published: 2002
Page Count: 74
  Annotation: This report aims to assist police services and local partnerships approach to crime prevention and problem-solving in a coherent, informed, and structured way, providing principles for effective evidence-based practice.
Abstract: This report illustrates some of the principles of crime reduction through effective strategic approaches that can be developed or modified to suit local needs. Research for this report was drawn from the United States and the United Kingdom with funding from the U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice. The process of problem specification and the development of tactics to address specified problems are necessary for the successful delivery of a crime reduction project. The report is divided into four sections: specifying problems; developing tactics, such as mechanisms, contexts, and replication; a practical example, domestic burglary; and the conclusion. Six key concepts are used throughout the report that include: (1) the aim of the project -- a statement of overall aspiration; (2) the problem-specification -- a more detailed and evidenced statement of that aim; (3) the tactics -- including what will actually be done; (4) the mechanisms -- how the tactics will work; (5) the context -- the application of the tactics; and (6) the replication -- modifying effective approaches. The example on domestic burglary discusses ways to define the problem and effective tactics using the mechanisms described. The report concludes with two checklists for effective evidence-based problem solving. The first one ensures that police agencies and partnerships were set-up to deliver effective evidence-based practice. The second one was a confirmation that the plan really made sense and that all problems were addressed. References, tables, and figures
Main Term(s): Crime prevention planning
Index Term(s): Crime prevention measures ; Deterrence effectiveness ; Police crime-prevention ; NIJ grant-related documents
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Grant Number: 1999-IJ-CX-0050
Publication Number: ISBN 1-84082-792-0
Sale Source: Great Britain Home Office, Policing and Reducing Crime Unit
Research, Development and Statistics Directorate
Clive House, Room 415
Petty France
London, SW1H 9HD, United Kingdom
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
Note: Crime Reduction Research Series Paper 11; downloaded on 02/13/2002.
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