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This article discusses the implications contained in the White Paper, Building Communities, Beating Crime (CM 6360:2004) for the accountability of crime and disorder reduction partnerships and police forces. More coherent mechanisms are proposed where basic command units and partnerships share...
This article summarises recent research into the subject of downloading child pornography and the different kinds of individuals engaged in the activity. Current attitudes to paedophilia are assessed. The question as to whether the downloading of pornographic paedophile material always leads to...
This article summarises two evaluations of arrest referral schemes in a county force where support services are offered as an alternative to case disposal under the criminal justice system. Random samples of individuals who had accessed the schemes were selected for analysis. Strong success was...
What does the future hold for crime and disorder reduction partnerships (CDRPs) over the coming year? A number of initiatives pre‐dating the 2005 election are likely to continue to shape the agenda for crime and disorder reduction partnerships over the coming months. However, announcements since...
This article reports findings from qualitative research conducted in a rural county. Crack cocaine is often used in combination with heroin with the latter drug acting as a ‘downer’ after the intense experience of crack. Users see their heroin use as a problem but not their crack use. Services...
The recent announcement by the government of the introduction of local policing teams to deliver community safety and crime reduction begs the question of how these could be organised. This article considers a theoretical integrated mode of delivery. It also considers the role of the police...
Disabled people are a neglected issue in criminology. This article discusses the extent of the population affected, social reactions to impairment and the disadvantages faced by disabled people, including higher risk of victimisation. Links that have been made between disability and offending...
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