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BTEC Level 3 National Public Services

Unit 12 Crime and its effects on society

Stretch and support


E1 Analysis skills: crime and disorder legislation (M1)
Note: This gives learners experience of analysing two pieces of crime and disorder legislation. This will develop their analysis skills and prepare them to write up in full for M1.

The Crime and Disorder Act 1998 was introduced in response to both society and government policy. It was designed to facilitate public service organisations in working together in partnership to fight crime as well as anti-social behaviour. The Antisocial Behaviour Act 2003 followed some five years later to further strengthen the work of these agencies in their efforts to reduce antisocial behaviour. You need to look at these two pieces of legislation in detail, and discuss how they complement each other and work together to reduce crime and disorder.

E2 Developing effective evaluation skills: crime and disorder legislation (D1)


Note: Making judgements is an area that even the most able learners find more challenging.

Building on E1, undertake additional personal research to find two other pieces of crime and disorder legislation. Compare them and evaluate the implications of the two pieces of legislation.

E3 Developing linking skills: effects of crime (M2)


Note: The ability to link information together to develop knowledge is a valuable skill. The activity below is designed to assist learners with developing evidence for M2.

As a victim of crime there are many aspects that may impact on you. These could include: (1) being fearful of crime, (2) having been a victim before, (3) the media and how they represent crime, (4) the financial implications of the crime, (5) the impact on your lifestyle, and (6) the psychological and/or physical impact. You need to consider all of these implications, look at how and why they link together, and along with additional research put together a report that analyses the effects of crime on communities and individuals.

E4 Analysis skills: crime reduction initiatives (M3)


Note: To provide stretch and support for learners, and ensure that they are able to analyse how strategies used by the local community and public services work to reduce crime, disorder and anti-social behaviour, the following exercise has been devised. Learners should be encouraged to develop their skill at analysing and then they can write up in full for M3.

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Unit 12 Crime and its effects on society

BTEC Level 3 National Public Services

Crime Reduction Initiatives were introduced in 1998 as part of the Crime and Disorder Act. Brief details of one such initiative are given below.

Analysis
Analysis of first-time entrants to the Youth Justice System identified young males aged 1317 years as the priority group for targeted intervention work to support crime reduction. A 6-month study from 5 July to 31 December 2006 undertaken in Immingham showed high numbers of acts of anti-social behaviour (average 55 per month), criminal damage (average 55 per month) and violence (average 20 per month). This degree of youth-related crime and disorder was evident in many districts of the county, and through consultation it was found that this was attributable to them being bored and having nothing to do and nowhere to go.

Response
The police, youth services, Sports Development and Grimsby Town Football in the Community joined forces to initiate the Sport Lincs project for North East Lincolnshire. This project has engaged the most disadvantaged and at risk young people in the county in positive sporting activities that include football and street dance. The aim is to liaise with all community members, young people and victims in locations identified through police data as hot spots in an attempt to set up weekly sporting activities to reduce youth-related anti-social behaviour, crime and disorder. Teams from these academies meet monthly to compete against each other at the Fairplay Football League. Using this website on crime reduction: http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20100413151441/http:/www.crimereduction.homeoffice.gov.uk/, access more information about how the initiatives work and analyse (to identify separate factors, say how they are related and how each one contributes) the impact on the individuals taking part and their communities. In addition to looking at the initiative, you should consider the role that other public service organisations play in this and other crime reduction initiatives.

E5 Developing your judgement: a local public service initiative (D2)


Note: Making judgements is an area that even the most able learners find more challenging.

Building on E4, undertake additional personal research into a local public service strategy or initiative designed to address crime and its impact on the community. Evaluate the effectiveness of the initiative.

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