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Taking an Analytical Approach to\ud Crime Prevention in NDC Areas

By Kate J. Bowers, Alex Hirschfield and Shane D. Johnson


The purpose of this report is to provide some useful lessons relating to the\ud implementation of crime prevention interventions. To do this, we will examine the Crime\ud Theme activities of one NDC Partnership in detail. The research has two main\ud elements. The first is to consider the processes involved in selecting appropriate crime\ud reduction initiatives. For instance, why is a particular intervention relevant in a\ud particular area or time, and what is the likely causal mechanisms through which it might\ud work? Such an understanding can also inform monitoring and evaluation. For instance,\ud by helping to identify what should change as a result of an intervention, and hence what\ud data is needed to evaluate the scheme. This should also assist with the development\ud and evolution of interventions; when changes are made, the consequences of these on\ud the mechanism through which crime will be reduced, needs to be considered. And\ud second, to discuss the types of methods currently available for evaluating scheme\ud success and how these relate to the first aim of the research

Topics: H1, HN
Publisher: Sheffield Hallam
Year: 2004
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