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'Scared straight' and other juvenile awareness programs for preventing juvenile delinquency
  • Authors Anthony Petrosino, John Buehler, Carolyn Turpin-Petrosino
  • Published date 2013-05-02
  • Coordinating group(s) Crime and Justice
  • Type of document Protocol Review Plain language summary Previous version
  • Volume 9
  • PLS Title Scared straight programs result in more crime
  • PLS Description Scared straight programs involve organised visits to prison by juvenile delinquents or children at risk of committing crime, also called pre-delinquents. Scared straight and similar programs are promoted as a crime prevention strategy, identifying children at risk of committing crime to discourage them from any future criminal conduct. This review assesses the effect of these programs on criminal behaviours by juvenile delinquents or pre-delinquents.
  • Title 'Scared straight' and other juvenile awareness programs for preventing juvenile delinquency
Legitimacy in policing
  • Authors Lorraine Mazerolle, Sarah Bennett, Jacqueline Davis, Elise Sargeant, Matthew Manning
  • Published date 2013-01-02
  • Coordinating group(s) Crime and Justice
  • Type of document Title Protocol Review Plain language summary
  • Volume 9
  • Issue nr 1
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  • PLS Title Interventions to enhance police legitimacy increase public satisfaction with and confidence in the police, and reduce reoffending
  • PLS Description Effective policing requires voluntary public cooperation. Citizens are more likely to cooperate when they view the police as legitimate. This review assesses the direct and indirect benefits of interventions that use procedurally just dialogue to enhance police legitimacy.
  • Title Legitimacy in policing
The effectiveness of incarceration-based drug treatment on criminal behavior
  • Authors Ojmarrh Mitchell, Doris MacKenzie, David Wilson
  • Published date 2012-11-01
  • Coordinating group(s) Crime and Justice
  • Type of document Protocol Review User abstract Plain language summary Previous version
  • Volume 8
  • PLS Title Incarceration-based drug treatment programs have modest effects on criminal behaviour
  • PLS Description Many, if not most, incarcerated criminals are drug-dependent. In the absence of effective substance abuse treatment, a high proportion of these drug-dependent criminals will return to crime once released. Incarceration-based drug treatment programs allow correctional facilities to use force to encourage abusers to engage in treatment -- many of who otherwise would not do so -- as well as limit the availability of drugs with sufficient time available to focus on treatment and introspection. This review examines the effectiveness of incarceration-based drug treatment programs in reducing post-release recidivism and drug use.
  • Title The effectiveness of incarceration-based drug treatment on criminal behavior
Interview and interrogation methods and their effects on investigative outcomes
  • Authors Christian Meissner, Allison Redlich, Sujeeta Bhatt, Susan Brandon
  • Published date 2012-09-01
  • Coordinating group(s) Crime and Justice
  • Type of document Title Protocol Review User abstract
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  • Title Interview and interrogation methods and their effects on investigative outcomes
The effects of hot spots policing on crime
  • Authors Anthony Braga, Andrew Papachristos, David Hureau
  • Published date 2012-06-27
  • Coordinating group(s) Crime and Justice
  • Type of document Protocol Review Plain language summary Previous version
  • Volume 8
  • Issue nr 8
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  • PLS Title Hot spots policing is effective in reducing crime
  • PLS Description This Campbell systematic review examines the effects of focusing police crime prevention efforts on crime hot spots, and whether focused police actions at specific locations result in crime displacement (i.e. crime moving around the corner) or diffusion (i.e. crime reduction in surrounding areas) of crime control benefits. The review includes 19 studies covering 25 cases. Seventeen of the studies were conducted in the USA.
  • Title The effects of hot spots policing on crime
  • Spanish PLS Las acciones policiales en puntos calientes son eficaces para reducir la delincuencia
  • Spanish PLS Description La mitad de todos los delitos ocurren en áreas pequeñas y localizadas, o puntos calientes. Ejemplos de puntos calientes de delincuencia son los edificios de apartamentos, las esquinas de las calles o un número pequeño de calles de la ciudad. ¿Se puede reducir la delincuencia de manera más eficiente si los agentes de policía centran su atención en estos lugares? O, ¿este estilo de acciones policiales simplemente dará lugar a que la delincuencia se traslade a un lugar distinto? La revisión examina los efectos en la reducción de delincuencia de la concentración de la vigilancia policial en puntos calientes con el propósito de reducirla. Además examina si la delincuencia se traslada a otra área (desplazamiento), o si los beneficios se esparcen, reduciendo la delincuencia en el área circundante (difusión).
  • Norwegian PLS “Hot spot”-politiarbeid (stedsfokusert politiarbeid) er effektivt for å redusere kriminalitet
  • Norwegian PLS Description Halvparten av all kriminalitet skjer i små, lokaliserte problemområder. Eksempler på problemområder er leilighetsgårder, gatehjørner eller enkelte bykvartaler. En oversikt fra Campbell har sett på om kriminalitet kan reduseres mer effektivt hvis polititjenestemenn/kvinner fokuserer på slike områder. Oversikten har også sett på om denne typen politiarbeid vil føre til uønskede effekter som at kriminaliteten forflyttes til et annet sted. Oversikten undersøker den kriminalitetsreduserende effekten av å fokusere på problemområder for å redusere kriminalitet, hvorvidt det bare fører til at kriminaliteten flyttes til et annet sted (forflytning), eller om fordelene forplanter seg slik at kriminaliteten i omkringliggende områder også blir redusert (spredning).
  • French PLS La mise en place de patrouilles de police dans « les points chauds » réduit la criminalité
  • French PLS Description Plus de la moitié des crimes se passe dans de tous petits territoires définis, également appelés « points chauds ». Ceux-ci peuvent être des adresses précises, des portions de rue ou des carrefours, identifiés en fonction des activités délinquantes qui s’y déroulent. Les questions abordées sont : est-ce que la criminalité peut être réduite si la police concentre ses efforts sur ces zones à risques ? Ce genre de maintien de l’ordre résulte-t-il à déplacer le problème ailleurs ? Cette revue systématique examine les conséquences de patrouiller dans les points chauds sur la réduction de la criminalité. A savoir si, soit cette criminalité se déplace sur une autre zone (« déplacement »), ou bien si les effets bénéfiques des interventions se propagent, réduisant aussi la criminalité sur les zones avoisinantes (« diffusion »).
The effects of stress management interventions among police officers and recruits
  • Authors George Patterson, Irene Chung, Philip G Swan
  • Published date 2012-04-18
  • Coordinating group(s) Crime and Justice
  • Type of document Title Protocol Review
  • Volume 8
  • Issue nr 7
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  • Title The effects of stress management interventions among police officers and recruits
The effects of ‘pulling levers’ focused deterrence strategies on crime
  • Authors Anthony A. Braga, David L. Weisburd
  • Published date 2012-03-04
  • Coordinating group(s) Crime and Justice
  • Type of document Title Protocol Review Plain language summary
  • PLS Title Focused deterrence strategies (“Pulling Levers”) are effective in reducing crime
  • PLS Description Focused deterrence strategies tackle a particular crime problem by applying a varied menu of sanctions (“pulling levers”) as well as focusing social services and community resources on targeted offenders, and communicating with offenders about the attention they are receiving. These strategies have been successful in reducing crime.
  • Title The effects of ‘pulling levers’ focused deterrence strategies on crime
  • Spanish PLS Las estrategias de disuasión focalizada (“tirar palancas”) son eficaces para reducir el crimen
  • Spanish PLS Description Las estrategias de disuasión focalizada de “tirar palancas” son un marco policial para prevenir pandillas, el mercado de la droga y la violencia individual. El enfoque consiste en seleccionar un problema de crimen específico, como el homicidio en pandillas; convocar un grupo de trabajo interinstitucional de orden público, servicios sociales y facultativos comunitarios; realizar investigaciones para identificar a los delincuentes, grupos y patrones de conducta clave; establecer una respuesta a los delincuentes y grupos de delincuentes que utiliza un una lista variada de sanciones (“tirar palancas”) para evitar que continúen con su comportamiento violento; focalizar los servicios sociales y los recursos comunitarios hacia los delincuentes y grupos objetivo para ajustarse a los esfuerzos de prevención del orden público; y comunicarse directa y repetidamente con los delincuentes para hacerles comprender por qué están recibiendo esta atención especial.
Drug courts' effects on criminal offending for juveniles and adults
  • Authors Ojmarrh Mitchell, David Wilson, Amy Eggers, Doris MacKenzie
  • Published date 2012-02-02
  • Coordinating group(s) Crime and Justice
  • Type of document Protocol Review User abstract Plain language summary
  • Volume 8
  • Issue nr 4
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  • PLS Title Drug Courts: More Effective in Reducing Drug Use and Reoffending in Adults than Juveniles
  • PLS Description This systematic review examines the effectiveness of drug courts, including drug courts for juvenile and drunk driving (DWI) offenders, in reducing recidivism compared to the standard justice system. The review critically assesses these courts’ effects on recidivism in the short and long term. It also assesses the methodological soundness of the existing evidence, as well as the relationship between drug court features and effectiveness.
  • Title Drug courts' effects on criminal offending for juveniles and adults
  • Spanish PLS Tribunales de drogas: son más eficaces en la reducción del consumo de drogas y la reincidencia en adultos que en menores
  • Spanish PLS Description Esta revisión examina la eficacia de los tribunales de drogas, incluyendo los tribunales de drogas para delincuentes juveniles y conductores en estado de ebriedad (DWI por su sigla en inglés) en la reducción de la reincidencia, en comparación con el sistema de justicia estándar. La revisión evalúa críticamente los efectos de estos tribunales sobre la reincidencia a corto y largo plazo. También evalúa la solidez metodológica de la evidencia existente, así como la relación entre las características del tribunal de drogas y la eficacia.
Police strategies for reducing illegal possession and carrying of firearms
  • Authors Christopher Koper, Evan Mayo-Wilson
  • Published date 2012-01-09
  • Coordinating group(s) Crime and Justice
  • Type of document Protocol Review
  • Volume 8
  • Issue nr 11
  • Category Image Category Image
  • Title Police strategies for reducing illegal possession and carrying of firearms
Cross-border trafficking in human beings: prevention and intervention strategies for reducing sexual exploitation
  • Authors Peter Van Der Laan, Monika Smit, Inge Busschers, Pauline Aarten
  • Published date 2011-12-01
  • Coordinating group(s) Crime and Justice
  • Type of document Title Protocol Review User abstract
  • Volume 7
  • Issue nr 9
  • Category Image Category Image
  • Title Cross-border trafficking in human beings: prevention and intervention strategies for reducing sexual exploitation
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