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Community Safety Partnerships and similar initiatives to prevent crime


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The Social Research Unit at the Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services was commissioned by the Norwegian Police Directorate to develop and conduct a systematic search on Community Safety Partnerships and similar initiatives to prevent crime and disorder.

Community Safety Partnerships (synonym: Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships) are defined as multi-agency groups to tackle crime, drugs and anti-social behavior throughout a geographic area. By engaging in Community Safety Partnerships local authorities have the opportunity to give input to the policeagenda, while the police will have a similar opportunity to affect local authorities’ plans for crime and disorder prevention.

• We searched for relevant studies and reviews in the following databases: ISI Web of Science, Bibsys, Campbell Library, Cochrane Library, EPPI-Centre/Evidence Library, ERIC, National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS), NORART, OPEN SIGLE, PsycINFO (OVID), Social Care Online, The Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare, SFI, SSRN and Google Scholar, and in addition we searched in potentially relevant websites.

• We identified a total of 1,407 relevant references.

• We considered 84 studies and reviews to be relevant.

• We classified included studies according to 1) geography. Where additional information was available from the abstract, we also sorted studies according to 2) study design/data material and 3) characteristics of the program, and outcomes.

We have sorted and listed these references we considered to be relevant, but we have neither read the papers in fulltext, critically appraised their methodological quality, nor synthesized their conclusions.

About this publication

  • Year: 2012
  • By: Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services
  • Authors Wollscheid S, Hammerstrøm KT.
  • ISBN (digital): 978-82-8121-470-5