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NCJ Number: 160029 Find in a Library
Title: Probation Practice in Crime Prevention
Author(s): J Geraghty
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 51
Sponsoring Agency: Great Britain Home Office
London, SW1H 9AT, England
Publication Number: ISBN 0-86252-605-1
Sale Source: Great Britain Home Office
Crime Prevention Unit
Queen Anne's Gate
London, SW1H 9AT,
United Kingdom
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: A 3-year probation project initiated by England's Home Office Crime Prevention Unit in January 1989 focused on the role of probation in crime prevention.
Abstract: Four geographic areas were chosen for detailed examination to illustrate the potential contribution of the Probation Service to crime prevention policies and practices. A crime prevention audit was undertaken in each participating area, based on the questionnaires, personal interviews, telephone contacts, and local written policy statements and action plans. In all four areas, the audit revealed a developing commitment to crime prevention. Respondents agreed that the Probation Service could make a unique contribution to crime prevention. The Probation Service had links with some local crime prevention committees, crime prevention panels, and police departments, but considerable variation was observed in the nature and extent of probation representation in local crime prevention initiatives. Of crime prevention activities recorded in audit reports, 37 percent had crime prevention as a central focus, 49 percent had crime prevention as an additional focus, and 14 percent had crime prevention as an incidental focus. Probation Service objectives were relatively clear in some areas but were unfocused in other areas. Additional information on the distribution of crime prevention activity in the four probation areas is appended. 39 references and 2 figures
Main Term(s): Foreign crime prevention
Index Term(s): Community crime prevention programs; Crime prevention measures; England; Foreign probation or parole services; Probation effectiveness; Probation evaluation
Note: Crime Prevention Unit Paper 24
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