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The use of ‘problem solving’ as a strategy to tackle the underlying causes of crime and disorder, rather than continually responding to their symptoms, has suffered widely from ‘implementation failure’. This study describes the variables associated with failure, and shows how a UK constabulary,...
Once established, street sex markets tend to be very resilient. This article describes the factors that generated an initiative to tackle street prostitution in an inner city area, and the tactics employed. Some of the measures were successful to a degree and improved public perceptions of the...
The advent of the internet has led to the new phenomenon of ‘cyberstalking’. This paper examines the extent of this problem. It is argued that all of the estimates commonly cited are flawed because they rely on inaccurate or outdated information or are based on a number of unproven assumptions....
This article describes the conclusions from interviews with drug users who had been referred to treatment services through an arrest referral scheme. It describes the lifestyles, drug use and offending behaviour of the subject group and their reactions to the scheme. It is asserted that the...
In the first of two articles, the potential of the internet for child victimisation by paedophiles and the challenges for controls that the technology poses are discussed. The concept of the internet and ‘cyberspace’ are explained and the consequences for new forms of sexual deviancy. The risks...
This article examines research on the socio-economic changes that have generated new offending patterns in the United States and a proliferation of the ‘gang’ phenomenon in that country. Evidence is presented that there have been analogous socioeconomic changes in the UK and these may have...
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