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Publications Crime and Work / School

Publications on the website have been sorted into 6 broad categories, namely:

This is the Crime & Work / School section. It contains publications on issues surrounding crimes in the work environment, and how to protect against them, for example:

  • Violence in the workplace

  • Theft in the workplace

  • Student safety

  • Business and Retail Crime

All publications have been listed in date order, with the most recent first.

- 2006

- 2005

- 2004

- 2003

- 2002

- 2001

- 2000

- 1999

- 1998


Protecting crowded places from terrorism

The National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO) has published guidance to help the operators of public spaces protect their areas against terrorism. The 3 areas that the guidance particularly focuses on are sports stadiums, shopping centres and bars/pubs/clubs.

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Mainstreaming Safer Schools Partnerships

This document provides guidance on the mainstreaming of the Safer School Partnerships (SSPs) programme to enable local multi-agency partnerships to benefit from this initiative. The document will provide a route map for multi-agency partnerships, allowing them to determine the appropriate level of response in given circumstances and to meet the needs of local partners and neighbourhoods. Learning points and key principles are highlighted throughout.

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Protection of Children Act: A practical guide

The Protection of Children Act 1999 came into force in October 2000 and introduced the Protection of Children Act (PoCA) List in which the Secretary of State has a duty to record the names of individuals who are considered unsuitable to work with children. Organisations working with children are required to check the register before employing individuals, and required to add to the list anyone that fulfils certain criteria making them unsuitable to work with children.

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British Retail Consortium Annual Retail Crime Survey 2004/05

The British Retail Consortium's (BRC) 12th annual Retail Crime Survey captured information about crimes affecting retailers during 2004 from 13,360 retail outlets in the UK, who between them account for 42% of total UK retail sales. The survey details each major type of retail crime, giving risk rates for each category of retailer. The 2004 survey was published in October 2005.

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School Vandalism and Break-Ins

This guide, produced by the Community-Oriented Policing Service of the US Dept of Justice, addresses school vandalism and break-ins, describing the problem and reviewing the risk factors. It also discusses the associated problems of school burglaries and arson. The guide then identifies a series of questions to help you analyze your local problem. Finally, it reviews responses to the problem, and what is known about them from evaluative research and police practice.

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Truancy sweep effective advice and control

This document gives advice to local authorities and others involved in the preparation and conduct of truancy sweeps. It replaces DfES guidance 'Guidance for Truancy Sweeps' issued in September 2002 and the Home Office guidance 'Police Power to Remove Truants' issued in 1998. It is non-statutory and applies to England only.

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Your business: Keep crime out of it

This booklet provides practical information to help businesses identify any security risks and take measures to reduce crime. It will help you carry out a business security survey and give you important tips on how to make your business more secure.

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Plastic Card Fraud

According to figures released by the Association of Payment Clearing Services (APACS) UK card fraud losses totalled £504.8 million in 2004, up 20% from 2003. The reason given for the rise is an increase in fraudulent activity before the implementation of chip and PIN.

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Business Crime Advice

Protecting your staff, premises and profits from crime makes very good business sense. This information can help you identify the risks and take action against them. It gives top tips on reducing crime for all types and sizes of businesses and tells you where to go for further advice.

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Setting Business Free from Crime

Given that crime remains a very serious issue for business, The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) have conducted a further Crime against Business Survey to the initial survey in 2001. The survey aims to illustrate the current extent, nature and impact of crime experienced by businesses. Their purpose is to inform government and policy-makers of the crime problems businesses face and to provide some indication as to what the next steps should be.

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Retail Strategy Group Crime Report

Retail crime is of social and economic importance and can be directly linked to increases in drug and alcohol dependency. Retail Crime can take the form of verbal or physical abuse towards employees, burglary, and damage to retail premises, fraud or internal theft by employees. Many criminal acts will carry a direct financial cost but many incidents will place emotional burdens on retailers and their employees. This report looks at work in hand to reduce retail crime and offers case studies where retail crime has been successfully reduced.

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Last update: Wednesday, September 17, 2008