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NCJ Number: 140708 Find in a Library
Title: Youth Crime and Local Authority Action: Findings of a Survey
Corporate Author: National Assoc for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (NACRO)
United Kingdom
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 8
Sponsoring Agency: National Assoc for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (NACRO)
London, SW9 0PU
Type: Survey
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: The Chief Executives of 60 local authorities in Great Britain responded to a survey on the policies they have implemented over the past 5 years in regard to youth crime and crime prevention measures.
Abstract: The questionnaire asked for details on written youth crime policies, interdepartmental or interagency coordinating groups, information collected in planning local strategies, consulting arrangements with the community and young people, local initiatives, monitoring, plans for future actions, and difficulties experienced. The findings showed that few local authorities had written policy statements addressing youth crime prevention, although many recognized the need to develop such policies. However, 65 percent of local authorities participated in some kind of interdepartmental or interagency group concerned with youth crime. Thirty percent of the respondents indicated that information about crime and offenders was shared in planning prevention strategies. Approximately one-third of the local authorities reported that some form of consultation with the community or young people had occurred. The respondents provided information on social crime prevention initiatives aimed at young people in their communities. Difficulties experienced by local authorities were mainly related to operating a multiagency strategy. Recommendations for future programs were developed from survey responses.
Main Term(s): Foreign crime prevention; Juvenile delinquency prevention
Index Term(s): Great Britain/United Kingdom
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