Abstracts: January 29th, 2001

Skinner JThe International Journal of Public Sector Management, (UK), 2000 Vol 13 No 6

Start page: 540. No of pages: 9

Examines the implementation of the UK 1998 Crime and Disorder Act from a participant-observer perspective; focuses on the problems and issues that have arisen with regard to agency joint working to tackle crime in the community over a two year period. Investigates how the police have responded to this strategy; highlights issues relating to different organizational culture and basic assumption with regard to other
organizations in the community and the existence of a ‘them’ and ‘us’ culture. Describes the Community Safety initiative and the development of a three-year strategy; notes the specific initiatives and performance indicators that they are required to meet. Refers to a survey questionnaire carried out in 1999 to identify people’s perception of crime in a town, village and rural area. Lists the major issues from the survey and reports on how they were used to draw up a series of actions and performance targets for the relevant agencies and organizations; discusses the implications for joint agency work in the community.


Style: Survey.

ISSN: 0951-3558. Reference: 29BA347

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