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Nudges, Tugs and Teachable Moments: What can a Cartoon Cat teach us about changing people’s crime prevention behaviour?

Crime prevention messages aimed at the public typically adopt a ‘fear frame’ – trying to scare people into changing their behaviour, and in doing so potentially fuelling the public’s fear of crime.   This study aimed to develop new evidence and insights about what works to persuade people to adopt new security behaviours that better protect them from crime risks.


Mapping Services For Victims Of Crime In South Wales

The Universities’ Police Science Institute (UPSI), in collaboration with colleagues at the University of Swansea and University of South Wales, were commissioned by the South Wales Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner to investigate the quality and delivery of victim services in South Wales and set out options for future development. 

Mapping Services for Victims of Crime in South Wales

The purpose of the research is to provide a more evaluative component of the quality and delivery of victim services in South Wales consistent with the approach set out in the Code of Practice for Victims of Crime. It will determine the extent to which victim needs are being met under current arrangements, both in aggregate and by individual crime type by collating data on the following for each of the six areas identified in the specification..