crime

Less crime, lower costs : implementing effective early crime reduction programmes in England and Wales

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.

Drug misuse declared : findings from the 2008/09 British Crime Survey : England and Wales (Home Office statistical bulletin)

Bulletin reporting on the prevalence and trends of illicit drug use among a nationally representative sample of 16 to 59 year olds (with a particular emphasis on young people aged 16 to 24) resident in households in England and Wales.

Local index of child well-being : summary report

Index of child well-being at local authority district and county council levels constructed using the methodology and approach applied to the Indices of Deprivation.

Measuring the harm from illegal drugs : a summary of the Drug Harm Index 2006 - Research Report 13

The Drug Harm Index (DHI) was developed as the overarching measure for the PSA target to reduce the harm caused by illegal drugs. It combines robust national indicators of the harms generated by illegal drugs into a single-figure time-series index. The harms include drug-related crime, community perceptions of drug problems, drug nuisance, and the various health consequences that arise from drug abuse.

Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation : 2009 general report

Report providing an overview of the background to and the results and analysis of the 2009 update to the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation and its constituent domains.

World drug report 2009

Report containing comprehensive information on the illicit drug situation including detailed estimates and trends on production, trafficking and consumption in the heroin, cocaine, cannabis and stimulants markets. It also details trends in drug use among young people and discusses the black market in drugs and what the international community can do to tackle it.

A child's place : why environment matters to children

Report of a project which canvassed children's views on how their local environment could be improved. It concludes that children's well-being and environmental issues are inextricably linked and that to improve local spaces for children some of the priorities of children's policy ought to be combined with the goals of sustainable development.

Supported accommodation services for offenders: a research literature review (CJSW briefing paper 11)

Paper investigating the relationship between homelessness and offending and describing supported accommodation services provided by Sacro for offenders in Scotland. It also summarises the principal findings from research on the impact of supported accommodation for offenders and highlights issues for practitioners which come out of the research.

Knife crime : Home Affairs Committee - seventh report

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.

Rethinking Crime and Punishment

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.