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Official Statistics on football-related arrests and banning orders issued in the 2016 to 2017 season.

Published 23 November 2017 From: Home Office This release presents statistics on football-related arrests and banning orders in connection with regulated international and domestic football matches. The statistics in this release are based on information provided by the United Kingdom Football Policing Unit (UKFPU). The statistics on football-related arrests were submitted by all 43 police forces in England and Wales and BTP whilst information on banning orders was taken from the Football Banning Order Authority’s (part of UKFPU) records. The Home Office statistician responsible for the statistics in this release is David Blunt, Chief Statistician and Head of Profession for Statistics.

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine: A Number of Proactive Policing Practices Are Successful at Reducing Crime; Insufficient

Nov. 9, 2017 WASHINGTON – A number of strategies used by the police to proactively prevent crimes have proved to be successful at crime reduction, at least in the short term, and most strategies do not harm communities’ attitudes toward police, finds a new report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. However, the committee that conducted the study and wrote the report said there is insufficient evidence to draw strong conclusions on the potential role of racial bias in the use of proactive policing strategies.

Campus Sexual Assault: A Systematic Review of Prevalence Research From 2000 to 2015

Menus SAGE Journals Profilelogged-in Search SAGE Journals Browse Resources My Tools Advanced Sign in: My Account Institution Trauma, Violence, & Abuse 3.542 Impact Factor more » Home Browse Submit Paper About Subscribe Campus Sexual Assault: A Systematic Review of Prevalence Research From 2000 to 2015 Lisa Fedina, Jennifer Lynne Holmes, Bethany L. Backes First Published February 22, 2016 Review Article Abstract Sexual assault is a pervasive problem on university and college campuses in the United States that has garnered growing national attention, particularly in the past year. This is the first study to systematically review and synthesize prevalence findings from studies on campus sexual assault (CSA) published since 2000 (n = 34). The range of prevalence findings for specific forms of sexual victimization on college campuses (i.e., forcible rape, unwanted sexual contact, incapacitated rape, sexual coercion, and studies’ broad definitions of CSA/rape) is provided, and methodological strengths and limitations in the empirical body of research on CSA are discussed. Prevalence findings, research design, methodology, sampling techniques, and measures, including the forms of sexual victimization measured, are presented and evaluated across studies. Findings suggest that unwanted sexual contact appears to be most prevalent on college campuses, including sexual coercion, followed by incapacitated rape, and completed or attempted forcible rape. Additionally, several studies measured broad constructs of sexual assault that typically include combined forms of college-based sexual victimization (i.e., forcible completed or attempted rape, unwanted sexual contact, and/or sexual coercion). Extensive variability exists within findings for each type of sexual victimization measured, including those that broadly measure sexual assault, which is largely explained by differences in sampling strategies and overall study designs as well as measures of sexual assault used in studies. Implications for findings and recommendations for future research on the prevalence of college-based sexual victimization are provided.

Save The Date: The Stockholm Criminology Symposium June 12–14, 2018

The next Stockholm Criminology Symposium will take place June 12–14, 2018. The main theme will be Models for successful policing. Last day to register for the 2018 symposium is May 11.

Forgotten and Left Behind: Shifting Narratives and Exploring Policy Solutions for Vulnerable Youth and Young Adults

December 7, 2017 CLASPThis report from the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) provides key insights and next steps from CLASP’s 2017 convening, which addressed the need for a multi-generational, multi-racial, youth-centered dialogue around policy change. Participants recognized that young people should drive the agenda for a stronger, healthier, more just, and more equitable future. The convening engaged 36 participants—including young leaders, researchers, funders, advocates, federal and state decision makers, and program practitioners—to explore relevant data and research; interrogate myths and incomplete narratives about young people; and discuss policy implications and systemic solutions for advancing youth well-being and economic mobility.

Event: Intoxication, Addiction and the Criminal Law

The Sussex Crime Research Centre (CRC) and the Sussex Addiction Research and Intervention Centre (SARIC) host a conference on Intoxication, Addiction and the Criminal Law on 13th of January 2018 at the University of Sussex. The conference brings together international experts from across law, philosophy, and neuroscience to discuss intoxicated and/or addicted offenders. It is aimed to investigate the impact of intoxication on the brain of a defendant, and how this links with increased criminal behaviour. The legal response to intoxicated offenders who lack ‘mental fault’ due to their state of intoxication will be analyzed. The conference also launches a research project into the design of a new ‘prior fault offence’.

Teams from All 50 States Met to Discuss Critical Issues in Public Safety

The CSG Justice Center, in partnership with the Association of State Correctional Administrators, hosted an unprecedented convening of groups from all 50 states—each led by their corrections administrator and comprised of lawmakers, law enforcement officials, and behavioral health professionals—to analyze and discuss local trends in public safety. Attendees—which included 35 behavioral health directors, 15 police chiefs, 12 sheriffs, and 41 state legislators—also received state-specific workbooks that highlighted data collected by CSG Justice Center staff in interviews with criminal justice professionals in each state. Those workbooks included trends in crime, arrests, recidivism, correctional populations, and behavioral health.

Preventing Discriminatory Violence at the Local Level

Discriminatory violence is widespread in Europe and poses a real threat to public safety, social cohesion and integration. In order to counteract this phenomenon, approaches at the local level are needed, such as awareness rising, education and empowerment and crime prevention, victim assistance and cross-agency cooperation. Because of their close relationship with citizens, local and regional authorities can play an important role in preventing these acts and raising awareness in civil society. The publication introduces to the concept of discriminatory violence, gives 50 promising examples from across Europe, and provides recommendations to local and regional stakeholders on how prevention work against hatred, intolerance and prejudice can be successfully implemented. The publication was elaborated by the European Forum on Urban Security (Efus) in the frame of the EU financed Just & Safer Cities for all project. The Just & Safer Cities for All project aimed to mobilise local elected officials and to increase knowledge amongst decision-makers and practitioners about the measures that can be taken at a local level to counter acts of discriminatory violence.

Increasing public safety and preventing reoffending in Indonesia through prison-based work programmes

s the guardian of the United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisonners (the Nelson Mandela Rules), UNODC is working with authorities across the world to establish a more rehabilitative approach to prison management. A national workshop on enhancing prison-based work programmes in Indonesia was jointly held by UNODC and the country's Directorate-General of Corrections.