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NCJ Number: 155924 Find in a Library
Title: Milton Keynes Criminal Justice Audit: Summary and Implications
Author(s): J Shapland; J Hibbert; J l'Anson; A Sorsby; R Wild
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 35
Sponsoring Agency: University of Sheffield
Sheffield, S10 1FL, England
Publication Number: ISBN 1-872998-80-1
Sale Source: University of Sheffield
Institute for the Study of the Legal Profession
Faculty of Law
Crookesmoor Building
Conduit Road
Sheffield, S10 1FL,
United Kingdom
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This report presents information from an audit of the criminal justice system operations in Milton Keynes, a community of 250,000 persons north of London, England.
Abstract: One aim of the audit was to analyze and document the extent of crime and offending in Milton Keynes, the responses currently being made by criminal justice agencies, and the resources being used. A second aim of the audit was to present the findings in such a way that agencies can review the results and development strategies that will improve criminal justice system effectiveness. The tools for the audit were analyses of financial data of workloads, of procedures, of performance indicators, of management information on outcomes, and other relevant data sources. The audit addresses the financial year from April 1, 1993, to March 31, 1994. One of the primary findings of the audit is that the work of criminal justice agencies has been limited to core statutory responsibilities that have earmarked funding or which are bolstered by national performance indicators. These agencies reported to the auditors that it has been nearly impossible to divert resources to work that goes beyond mandated responsibilities. The audit shows that the amount of time spent with offenders and victims designed to prevent reoffending and revictimization has been limited. The audit offers suggestions for presenting an integrated criminal justice response to Milton Keynes' crime problems. 8 tables
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Audits; Criminal justice system analysis; England; Police effectiveness
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