Abstracts: August 2nd, 2010

This programme is now available to view on localgov.tv the online television channel for public service modernisation.

Local authorities need to educate their citizens to protect themselves against crime, according to Gloria Laycock, Director of the Jill Dando Institute for Crime Science at UCL.

In this interview, Professor Laycock discusses the impact of the recession on crime and anti-social behaviour and why councils and the police need to engage with local communities to take a holistic approach to tackling crime.

She also discusses the effectiveness of urban regeneration schemes on reducing crime and how local authorities can encourage more citizens to report criminal activity and anti social behaviour.

GBTV is a dedicated web-cast television channel for governors of public bodies, council members and senior executives across all public sector organisations and is available free to an unlimited audience at any location via the internet.

The programme can be viewed at www.localgov.tv