This summary sets out the main findings from a review of the recent literature on strategies to tackle illicit drug markets and distribution networks in the UK.
Paper assessing public perceptions of gun and knife crime, opinions about the UK Government's response to it, the ease with which the public can obtain illegal weapons and the level of support for more severe penalties and strict enforcement.
‘Tough on the causes of crime.’ A famous phrase, but what is crime? This unit examines how we as a ‘society’ define crime. You will look at the fear that is generated within communities and what evidence is available to support claims that are made about crime rates.
Document from Victim Support in Scotland setting out in detail their strategy for putting the needs of victims and witnesses at the heart of the justice system and the actions and policies they will pursue to achieve this outcome.
Report identifying ten examples of crime reduction and prevention programmes which have proved effective and cost-effective in countries outwith the UK. These programmes address a combination of risk factors at each stage of a child's development and the report recommends similar programmes should be developed in the UK.
Section of the UK Parliament website holding the House of Commons Home Affairs Select Committee's report on knife crime, it's causes, consequences and what can be done to reduce and prevent it.
This site outlines the strategic initiative to raise the level of public debate about the use of prison and alternative forms of punishment in the UK.
Episode of Woman's Hour in which a report by the Fawcett Society alleging 'institutional sexism' towards women in the criminal justice system is discussed. Katherine Rake, Director of the Fawcett Society, discusses what can be done to improve this situation.
Report of a study which carried out a five day review of the literature dealing with the links between poverty, social exclusion and problematic drug use with the aim of determining the strength of the association between the extent of drug problems and a range of social and economic inequalities.
Report of a study which examined a sample of eight users perceptions of the effectiveness of Sacro's supported accommodation service in Glasgow. It was found that the service was seen as contributing to a reduction in re-offending and enhanced community safety and served as a stepping stone for offenders to independent living.