Task 1: P4 You are required to describe the effects of crime on communities and individuals. This needs to include the financial costs of crime such as providing criminal justice services and repairing damage; the cost on individuals and society dealing with the f

Unit 12 assignment 3. Managing crime and supporting victims and witnesses


As a member of a public service you are working with an adviser from the local victim support group.  You have been asked to investigate how statutory and non-statutory public services could reduce crime and support the victims of and witnesses to crime.


Task 1:


P4 You are required to describe the effects of crime on communities and individuals. This needs to include the financial costs of crime such as providing criminal justice services and repairing damage; the cost on individuals and society dealing with the fear of crime (and implementing measures to mitigate that fear) and the potential impact on other public service provision if resources are diverted into dealing with crime.

M2 is an extension of P4 and you should research and use appropriate case examples to demonstrate your knowledge


Task 2:

P5 You need to identify different approaches used by public services to help reduce crime, disorder and antisocial behaviour.  Give examples of how these approaches were used in your local area.

M3 is an extension of P5 and requires you to analyse how strategies work to reduce crime, disorder and antisocial behaviour. You should research your local area to find examples to support your work.


Task 3:

D2 brings together M2 and M3.

You are to evaluate the effectiveness of a local initiative to tackle current crime trends that has been operating in your community for some time.  At this level you are expected to consider the positive and negative effects of your chosen initiatives and then draw your own conclusions as to its potential or actual success.


Task 4:

P6 You must select a range of different third sector and public sector organisations and explain their rolein supporting victims and witnesses of crime. The information leaflet could be issued to a witness to or victim of a crime. The range of support identified in the leaflet should include practical, emotional and financial support and advice.




USE ALL SOURCES PROVIDED PLUS FEW MORE OF YOUR OWN. There are other sources, such as newspapers, news reports and documentaries you might use for this assignment

Remember to cite all your sources. 

Journals: Fire / Police Review / Prison News / The British Journal of Criminology / Policing and Society – An International Journal of Research and Policy. For information: some of these journals will allow limited access and then ask for a subscription.


Joyce P – Criminal Justice (Willan Publishing, 2006) ISBN  8439218201/9781843921820

Moss K and Stephens M (Editors) – Crime Reduction and the Law (Routledge, 2005) ISBN 0415351448/9780415351447

Mutchnick R – Criminology Interactive (Text + Access Code) (Pearson, 2009) ISBN 013505723X/9780135057230

Newburn T – Criminology (Willan Publishing, 2007) ISBN  843922843/9781843922841


Catch-22 www.catch-22.org.uk

Crime and Justice statistics www.statistics.gov.uk/hub/crime-justice/index.html

Crime reduction news and advice www.crimereduction.gov.uk

Crimestoppers www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Crown Prosecution Service Witness Charter www.cps.gov.uk/legal/v_to_z/witness_charter_cps_guidance

Current law reports (appeals, trials etc.) www.lawreports.co.uk

HM Prison Service www.hmprisonservice.gov.uk

Home Office www.homeoffice.gov.uk/anti-social-behaviour

Home Office – Crime and Victims www.homeoffice.gov.uk/crime-victims

Home Office – Justice and Prisons www.homeoffice.gov.uk/justice

Home Office publications  www.crimereduction.homeoffice.gov.uk/publications.htm

National Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders www.nacro.org.uk

Office of Public Sector Information – Public Acts of the UK Parliament


Police initiatives introduced to target crime at the front line police. www.gov.uk/government/organisations/home-office

Protecting yourself www.protectingyourself.co.uk

Sentencing guidelines for judiciary www.sentencing-guidelines.gov.uk



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