Journal Article

Neighbourhood Change: the Impact of the National Reassurance Policing Programme

Paul Quinton and Rachel Tuffin

in Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice

Volume 1, issue 2, pages 149-160
Published in print January 2007 | ISSN: 1752-4512
Published online August 2007 | e-ISSN: 1752-4520 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/police/pam024
Neighbourhood Change: the Impact of the National Reassurance Policing Programme

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The National Reassurance Policing Programme (NRPP) gave a primary role to communities in identifying and prioritising local crime and disorder issues. Such issues were to be tackled via processes of co-production between the police, partner agencies and the public. This article sets the NRPP in the context of theories of neighbourhood change, and summarises the results of an evaluation carried out in six trial wards, each matched to a comparison site. It shows that the improvements in terms of victimisation, anti-social behaviour and public perceptions in the trial sites were consistent with the activity of the NRPP as the explanation for change. The article, therefore, provides support to policing approaches that target community-identified problems, rather than a zero tolerance model.

Journal Article.  5667 words. 

Subjects: Policing

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