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Document giving details of a scheme whereby parents or guardians of children can request information from the police to see if someone involved in their childrens' lives they have concerns about is a child sex offender.

Guide explaining the civil remedies and criminal sanctions available through the courts in England to victims of domestic violence. Included are the provisions of the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act in force since 1 July 2007.

Bulletin presenting statistics on domestic abuse based on details of incidents of domestic abuse recorded by the eight Scottish police forces in 2007-08.

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.

Leaflet giving an introduction to the joint arrangements which have been put in place between responsible authorities (local authorities, Scottish Prison Service, police and health service) to assess and manage the risk to the public posed by sex offenders in Scotland. It also covers the housing of sex offenders in the community.

Report exploring how gun and knife crime affects children and young people in England. It brings together various strands of evidence and proposes ten principles to improve children and young people's safety and reduce their risk of offending.

This legislation sets out procedures for the prevention of crime and disorder with reference to: anti-social behaviour orders and youth crime; criminal law and racially aggravated offences; the criminal justice system and youth justice; dealing with offenders, specifically sexual offenders, those dependent on drugs and young offenders. Further procedure is laid out in respect of the detention, release and recall of prisoners and increased powers of arrest by the police.

This report presents an overview of the landscape of gangs and gang culture in Britain. It attempts to analyse the nature and scale of gang culture in Britain; who is involved and what they are involved in; how Britain has reached this point; and what society can do to tackle it. The report also aims to formulate a clear unifying definition of a gang, distinguishing it from the everyday activity of young people on the street.

Paper examining the performance of the police in England in dealing with people with mental health problems who come into contact with them and concluding that police officers need more and better training in mental health issues.

Report laying out the challenges facing the police service in England over the next two decades. It also offers a divergent set of choices for policy makers and the police about how to respond to these challenges and suggests a common framework in which these responses can be weighed and compared.