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NCJ Number: 160299 Find in a Library
Title: Multiple Victimization: Racial Attacks on an East London Estate
Author(s): A Sampson; C Phillips
Corporate Author: Great Britain Home Office, Policing and Reducing Crime Unit
Research, Development and Statistics Directorate
United Ki
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 39
Sponsoring Agency: Great Britain Home Office, Policing and Reducing Crime Unit
London, SW1H 9HD, England
Publication Number: ISBN 0-86252-736-8
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: Survey
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This report uses the example of racial attacks carried out in an East London (England) housing project to discuss how the elimination of multiple victimization can contribute to an overall strategy to reduce crime.
Abstract: Data were collected over a period of 6 months from the local housing authority, police, and an advocacy group for homeless families. The results showed that the victims of multiple violent crimes committed in the project were Bengali and Somali. The report describes the main research findings on the extent and impact of racially motivated attacks, the British statutory agencies' procedures to investigate racial incidents, and current expert opinion on reducing racial harassment. The report also discusses several existing strategies to reduce racial violence, and outlines a proposed crime prevention program that would aim to protect multiple victims from repeat attacks, develop an interagency strategy to reduce attacks through prevention and identification of offenders, encourage victims to report crimes to police, and improve police investigation of these incidents. 2 tables, 3 figures, and 42 references
Main Term(s): Victims of Crime
Index Term(s): Crime in foreign countries; Great Britain/United Kingdom; Hate Crimes; Public housing; Racially motivated violence
Note: Police Research Group Crime Prevention Unit Series Paper 36
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