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The Policing and Reducing Crime Unit (PRC Unit) was formed in 1998 as a result of the merger of the Police Research Group (PRG) and the Research and Statistics Directorate. The PRC Unit is now one part of the Research, Development and Statistics Directorate of the Home Office. The PRC Unit carries out and commissions research in the social and management(More)
Log onto the Center for Problem-Oriented Policing website at www.popcenter.org for a wealth of information to help you deal more effectively with crime and disorder in your community, including: • Web-enhanced versions of all currently available Guides • Interactive training exercises • Online access to research and police practices • Online problem(More)
A building boom in Charlotte, NC led to sharp increases in the number of kitchen appliances stolen from houses under construction. This paper describes a problem-oriented policing project, extending over a period of more than two years, that was undertaken by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department to address the problem. A detailed analysis of security(More)
)reliable statistical reporting systems for a few countries extending back to World War II show that perinatal mortality rates have continuously fallen. To understand the reasons for this trend, 2 kinds of studies must be distinguished: studies which relate observed perinatal mortality rates or changes in rates to social, demographic, and other factors;(More)
Problem-oriented policing is now a common term among police. Under the umbrella of the term, many commendable projects have been carried out — especially by street-level officers. Continued support for the concept is most likely explained, in part, by the self-evident nature of the central premise: police practices in responding to common problems that(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess how outcomes associated with participation in a family-based weight management intervention (MEND 7-13, Mind, Exercise, Nutrition..Do it!) for childhood overweight or obesity implemented at scale in the community vary by child, family, neighbourhood and MEND programme characteristics. METHODS/SUBJECTS Intervention evaluation using(More)