violence

Youth violence and alcohol

Paper analysing the role of alcohol in youth violence. It also considers the scale of the problem, risk factors for involvement in alcohol-related youth violence, prevention measures and the role of public health.

Interpersonal violence and alcohol (WHO policy briefing)

Paper analysing the links between violence and alcohol misuse and discussing issues such as the extent of alcohol-related interpersonal violence, risk factors, violence prevention and policy responses.

Risk assessment and management of serious violent and sexual offenders: a review of current issues

This report reviews the literature relating to the assessment and management of sex offenders and serious violent offenders, and therefore requiring special measures.

It is aimed at those in the criminal justice, social work and other agencies who play an active part in risk assessment and risk management.

The report covers four broad areas: the background policy, legislative proposals and provisions covering sexual and violent offenders; risk assessment methods; the current tools available in this area for these offender groups; and risk management.

Achieving best evidence in criminal proceedings: guidance for vulnerable or intimidated witnesses, including children - Volume 2

The government is committed to improving the protection during the criminal justice process for vulnerable or intimidated witnesses, including children. This document is issued as part of ‘Action for Justice’, the implementation programme for the ‘Speaking Up for Justice’ report. Following the report, the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999 set out a range of special measures to assist vulnerable or intimidated witnesses, including children to give their best evidence in criminal proceedings.