Crime Reduction - Helping to Reduce Crime in Your Area

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Reading Lists

New Practitioners

If you are new to crime reduction/community safety, the list below should help you to target your initial reading around the subject. The titles have been selected for their importance or wide coverage - there are so many areas and specialist topics where there are more in depth reports that we will add subject reading lists and an advanced practitioners' reading list at a later stage, along with details of specific recommended texts.

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Advanced Practitioners 

The advanced practitioners' reading list is a selection of titles that you may find useful as you go deeper into crime reduction and community safety work. Most of them are published commercially and incur a cost, although some are available free via the internet.

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Secured By Design Focus

Crime Reduction News (CRN) is aimed at all those involved in devising and supporting strategies in the area of crime reduction. It's hoped the magazine will become a valuable and practical tool. Along with highlighting new professional resources that are available and pointing you in the right direction to get more information, it'll also showcase many areas of best practice through case studies, interviews and profiles.

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SbD Focus is produced by ACPO Crime Prevention Initiatives Limited to inform organisations about news and developments in Secured by Design, ACPO CPI Ltd. and related issues. In addition to direct mail circulation it is available from Architectural Liaison Officers and the Secured by Design website.

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Publicity Catalogue

This section outlines the range of crime reduction publicity material available from the Home Office - including leaflets, posters, videos, point-of-sale packs and touring exhibition stands.

The objective is to achieve wide public awareness and application of crime reduction advice by providing a range of informative, 'user-friendly' publicity materials for use in both national campaigns and local initiatives.

To make it easier to put together integrated campaigns on particular subjects, the material is organised thematically. For example, if you are planning a campaign to counter bogus callers, you will find the leaflets, posters and stickers available on the subject displayed together.

Last update: 11 January 2006

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