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NCJ Number: 150106 Find in a Library
Title: Inter-Agency Crime Prevention: Organising Local Delivery
Author(s): A M Liddle; L R Gelsthorpe
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 44
Sponsoring Agency: Great Britain Home Office, Policing and Reducing Crime Unit
London, SW1H 9HD, England
Publication Number: ISBN 1-85893-174-6
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: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: The Inter-Agency Crime Prevention Research Project began its work in 1990 to evaluate interagency crime prevention activities in England.
Abstract: Researchers looked at local crime prevention structures, leadership in crime prevention initiatives, crime and victimization rates, demographic and economic factors in crime, and the presence of a significant ethnic minority population. They found that effective interagency crime prevention was not possible without adequate organizational arrangements. Informal interagency structures had the advantage of allowing for quick response, but formal interagency structures had a more durable scope of jurisdiction at the local level. Positive linkages between interagency crime prevention and local structures generated increased ownership of crime-related issues and raised the public profile of crime prevention work. Coordination and leadership were essential for effective interagency crime prevention, although perceptions concerning what agency was in the lead often varied considerably among local jurisdictions. The involvement of specialist external agencies produced significant benefits for local areas in terms of expertise, resources, and coordination. Even though crime prevention successes were demonstrated at the local level, responsibility for crime prevention at the central government versus local level was not clearly delineated. Interagency crime prevention projects visited and questions raised in the course of the research are listed in an appendix. 19 references
Main Term(s): Foreign crime prevention
Index Term(s): Crime in foreign countries; England; Foreign police; Interagency cooperation; Program coordination
Note: Crime Prevention Unit Series Paper No. 52
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