As the nights start to draw in and with the clocks set to change plunging us into darkness by 17.00, observant neighbours are a greater deterrent to would-be burglars than expensive alarm systems or security patrols, according to a study funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
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The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the College of Policing have taken the first step in establishing stronger links with universities across the country as part of a three-year programme of work to build more evidence around what really works in reducing crime
The government and police efforts to tackle financial crime - from business fraud to tax evasion - are hampered by a lack of accurate data about the nature and extent of offending, according to new research.
As public sector prisons move towards the thin staffing level model of profit-making institutions, with their high turnover of personnel who are less connected to their occupation, a study funded by the ESRC warns of a potentially detrimental impact on prison quality.
New research from the Institute for Criminal Policy Research at King's College, London, examines whether the police and the youth justice system treat young people from different ethnic groups in different ways.
What contributes to people's fear of crime in cities? How much do litter, graffiti, broken street lighting and dilapidated buildings play a role? Or do people's social and cultural knowledge play a stronger role in shaping people's fears?
Following recent media reports of racial strife and gangs in high security prisons in the UK, a new study funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) paints a more encouraging - if sometimes contradictory - picture of multicultural prison life.
The police service faces a host of new challenges but also opportunities in the wake of the 9/11 and 7/7 terrorism attacks and the global economic downturn.