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NCJ Number: 150130 Find in a Library
Title: Crime Prevention and Inter-Agency Co-operation
Author(s): A M Liddle; L R Gelsthorpe
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 38
Sponsoring Agency: Great Britain Home Office, Policing and Reducing Crime Unit
London, SW1H 9HD, England
Publication Number: ISBN 1-85893-175-4
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)
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This second of two Crime Prevention Unit papers that arose from a study of the structures and organizational arrangements for the local delivery of crime prevention focuses on the relationships that develop in the variety of interagency crime prevention groups reviewed.
Abstract: The report is based on information collected during discussions or interviews with agency representatives and other participants in the various multiagency crime- prevention groups and projects that authors have investigated during the research. The study found that relations between particular agencies involved in multiagency crime prevention are complicated; seldom static; and influenced by a variety of institutional, individual, and local/historical factors. These relations and the factors that shape them can also vary vertically; a spirit of cooperation among representatives on a strategic-level, multiagency, crime-prevention group might coexist with acrimonious relations at line-worker levels. The role played by the crime-prevention coordinator or by the chair of the relevant multiagency group is crucial in generating productive interagency relations. Other topics discussed are the composition and functioning of multiagency crime- prevention groups, forms of agency participation, and communication within agencies. A listing of areas or multiagency crime-prevention projects visited, 13 references, and a listing of the 52 publications in the Police Research Group Crime Prevention Unit Series
Main Term(s): Foreign crime prevention
Index Term(s): Community crime prevention programs; Interagency cooperation; Police crime-prevention
Note: Police Research Group Crime Prevention Unit Series Paper 53.
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