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Anonymous by request 2009 Procedural Justice and Police Legitimacy: An examination of the process-based model in understanding what influences suspect perceptions Download
Nall, A 2017 The Identification & Ranking of Organised Crime Groups and Members: Combining the Crime Harm Index (CHI) and Social Network Analysis (SNA) Download
Antoine, B 2016 The Rise and Fall of Hotspots of Homicide in the Port-of-Spain Division: changes over time in characteristics of murder Download
Bardsley, G 2021 Can Crime and Detections be counted differently: Demonstrating the Cambridge Consensus Statement for Counting Crime and Detections in Devon & Cornwall Download
Barnham, L 2016 Targeting Perpetrators of Partner Abuse in Thames valley: a two year follow up of crime harm escalation Download
Beutgen, A 2019 Swedish police officers’ views of selected evidence-based policing research findings Download
Bitters, F 2021 Children on Child Protection Plans: Are the Police Missing Opportunities to Intervene Earlier and Failing to Prevent Future Harm? Download
Bland, M 2014 Targetting Escalation in Common Domestic Abuse: How Much if Any? Download
Bolduc, M   Are Police Agencies in Quebec, Canada, Ready to Integrate Actuarial Forecasting Models? An Exploratory Study About the Suspects’ Releasing Decision-Making Process of Sûreté du Quebec Officers Download
Bradley, K 2024 Do Trauma-Informed Investigation Teams in One Hospital Increase Detection, Reduce Repeat Victimisation, and Reduce Recidivism: A Comparative Study Download
Calder, S 2024 Serious Further Offence Reviews: Understanding the Perceptions of Probation Practitioners and Decision-Makers Download
Carden, R 2012 Car Key Burglaries: An Exploratory Analysis Download
Chalkley, R. 2015 Predicting serious domestic assaults and murder in Dorset Download
Chilton, S. 2011 Randomised Controlled Trial using Conditional Cautioning as a response to Domestic Abuse Download
Clark, B 2021 Reassurance Contacts by Local Police Officers with Victims of Vehicle Crime and Cycle Theft: A Block Randomised Control Trial Download
Clark, D 2015 Tracking the victims of Boiler-room Fraud – Citizens at risk! Download
Cornelius, N 2015 Perceptions of domestic abuse victims to police disposals post-arrest by conditional caution, simple caution or no further action Download
Cowan, D 2018 What is the context of police and court diversion in Victoria and what opportunities exist for increasing police diversion of offenders? Download
De Brito, C 2016 Will Providing Tracking Feedback on Hot Spot Patrols Affect the Amount of Patrol Dosage Delivered? Download
Drover, P 2014 Leading and Testing Body worn Video in Wolverhampton Download
Etheridge, P 2015 An Exploratory Study of the Application of the Cambridge Harm Index (CHI) to Crime Data in South Yorkshire Download
Foster, J 2020 'An Exploratory Study of How Practitioners in UK Fire and Rescue Services Working with Children and Young People Who Set Fires Identify Clients Requiring Psychosocial Interventions' Download
Giles, E 2020 Resettlement: a postcode lottery? An exploratory study of the geographical and socioeconomic factors impacting desistance from crime Download
Gordon, J 2022 Targeting High-Harm Victim-Offenders for Offender Management to Reduce Harm: A BCU-Level Analysis Download
Hale, J 2024 Tracking Crime Harm by Phone Numbers of Customers of Drug Dealers: Analysing Changes from Before to After Arrest of Drug Dealers Download
Hallworth, J 2016 'County Lines': and Exploratory analysis of migrating drug gang offenders in North Essex Download
Henstock, D 2015 Testing the effects of body-born video on police use of force during arrest: a randomised controlled trial Download
Hodgkinson, W 2021 Comparing Two Different Alarm Systems for High-Risk Domestic Abuse Victims: A Randomised Controlled Trial Download
Jackson, M 2010 Murder Concentration and Distribution Patterns in London An Exploratory Analysis of Ten Years of Data Download
Jackman, R 2015 Measuring harm in a cohort of sex offenders in Norfolk Download
Jarman, R. 2012 Could conditional cautions be used as a suitable intervention for certain cases Download
Jones, A. 2016 Tracking Investigative Outcomes of Sexual offences in British Transport Police by the Medium of reporting Download
Keating, R 2022 Managing High-Risk Suspects In Custody: A Legal and Operational Analysis Download
Knight, C 2022 Mapping public place reported crime and harm against women and girls Download
Kruger, S 2023 Exploring Persistence and Barriers to Desistance for Young Offenders in Isiolo, Kenya Download
Langley, B. 2013 A randomised control trial comparing the effects of procedural justice to experienced utility theories in airport security stops Download
Lawes, D. 2014 Targeting Traffic Enforcement with a Collision Harm Index: A Descriptive Study in the City Of London Download
Lay, W 2021 Reducing Repeat Harm: Forecasting high-harm victims for prevention and protection Download
Leggetter, M 2021 Implementing a Hot Spot Targeting Alarm System A Participant Observation Case Study Download
Lekare, A 2024 Exploring common risk factors associated with shootings with lethal outcomes in street gang milieus in Sweden Download
Macbeth, E. 2015 Evidence-Based vs Experience-Based Targeting of Crime and Harm Hotspots in Northern Ireland Download
McAuliffe, K 2024 'Frequency and Harm: An Exploratory Analysis of Missing Children' Download
McDonagh, R 2022 The changing profile of Modern Slavery crime: Tracking outcomes in Investigations by the Metropolitan Police 2016 – 2021 Download
McKee, J. 2021 Testing the effects of delivering procedural justice by reassurance telephone calls to victims of screened out vehicle crime: evidence from a randomised controlled trial Download
Nethercott, C. 2020 ‘Life on the Book’ (The lived experience of the high-risk, category A prisoner) Download
Olphin, T. 2014 Solving Violent Crime: Targeting Factors that Predict Clearance of Non-Domestic Violent Offences Download
Ottaro, P 2024 Targeting Hot Spots and Harm Spots in a Mass Transit System in Canada: A Tale of the City of Edmonton Download
Paine, C. 2012 Solvability Factors in Dwelling Burglaries in Thames Valley Download
Parkinson, J. 2012 Managing Police Performance in England and Wales: Intended and Unintended Consequences Download
Platz, D. 2016 The Impact of a value education programme in a police recruit training academy: a randomised trial. Download
Pugh, M 2022 Criminal Records of Persons Stopped and Searched on Suspicion of Drug Crimes: A Racial Disparity Analysis Download
Ralph, M 2022 Tracking Stalking for High Harm Outcomes: A 365-Day Follow-up Analysis Download
Routledge , G 2015 A Protocol and Phase I Experimental Trial: The Checkpoint Desistance Programme in Durham Download
Ross, N 2022 A descriptive study of harm levels among registered sex offenders over four years following conviction Download
Rowland, J 2012 What happens after arrest for Domestic Abuse: A Prospective Longitudinal Analysis of over 2,200 Cases Download
Rowlinson, T 2015 An An Observational Process Study of a Short Programme for lower-risk Domestic Abuse Offenders under Conditional Caution in the Hampshire CARA Experiment Download
Scott, C 2015 Patterns and Concentrations of Risk in Reported Police Pursuit Incidents in New Zealand Download
Seif, J 2022 The Effects of a Cadet Training Component on Police Attitudes: A Randomized Controlled Trial Download
Sharp, S 2016 Pickpocketing on The Railway: Targeting solvable cases Download
Sloan, A 2020 The pursuit of cohesion: An exploratory study of the values of, and relationship between, Heads of Security and Heads of Safety in prisons Download
Smith, C 2016 A Case Control Analysis of Offenders Issued with Domestic Violence Protective Orders (DVPOs) in Hertfordshire Download
Stephens, R 2024 A study using Situation Action Theory (SAT) to explore prisoner violence in High Security Prisons Download
Stevens, I 2024 Exploring the concept of 'the Third Place' in prison Download
Thompson, I 2016 The Impact of Procedural Justice Training on First Year Constables' Interactions with Citizens: an RCT Download
Thornton, S 2011 Predicting Serious Domestic Assaults and Murder in the Thames Valley Download
Urwin, S 2016 Algorithmic Forecasting of Offender Dangerousness for Police Custody Officers Download
Vo, Quoc Thanh 2015 6000 Cases of Missing and Absent Persons: Patterns of Crime Harm and Priorities for Resource Allocation Download
Weems, J 2013 Testing PCSO Cocooning of Near Repeat Burglary Locations Download
Whinney, A 2015 A descriptive analysis of Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conferences (MARACs) for reducing the future harm of domestic abuse in Suffolk Download
Whiting, M 2014 Police Organisational Cultures and Inter-force Collaboration Download
Williams, S 2015 Do visits or time spent in hot spots patrol matter most? A randomised controlled trial in West Midland Police Download
Wright, M 2021 Tracking the Accuracy of Assessing High Risk Offenders for Intimate Partner Violence: A Ten-Year Analysis Download
Young, J 2014 Implementation of a Randomized Controlled Trial in Ventura, California- A Body-Worn Video Camera Experiment Download
Zimmermann, B 2011 Educational Level of Law Enforcement Officers and Frequency of Citizen Complaints: A Systematic Review Download