Repeat burglary victimisation: Analysis of a partial failure

No Thumbnail Available
File version
Author(s)
Thompson, S
Townsley, M
Pease, K
Griffith University Author(s)
Primary Supervisor
Other Supervisors
Editor(s)
Date
2008
Size
File type(s)
Location
License
Abstract

The extent to which criminal offending is disproportionately committed against the same households and individuals is noted, highlighting the consequential crime reduction possibilities. The demonstrated communicability of burglary risk across households located nearby extends those possibilities. A burglary reduction project in Knowsley, Merseyside, England is described in outline. This was initially a partial implementation failure. Where implemented, the risk of subsequent burglary victimisation was much lower than where it was not implemented. This could not be accounted for in terms of officer experience or time of burglary. A subsequent initiative using Police Community Support Officers as implementers yielded significant burglary reductions in the street segments where they were active. The Merseyside work illustrates the viability of burglary reduction by concentration on those recently burgled and nearby households.

Journal Title
Irish Journal of Psychology
Conference Title
Book Title
Edition
Volume
29
Issue
1-Feb
Thesis Type
Degree Program
School
Publisher link
Patent number
Funder(s)
Grant identifier(s)
Rights Statement
Rights Statement
Item Access Status
Note
Access the data
Related item(s)
Subject
Causes and prevention of crime
Cognitive and computational psychology
Persistent link to this record
Citation
Collections