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Title: Vulnerability and risk: some lessons from the UK reducing burglary initiative
Authors: Millie, Andrew
Keywords: Burglary
Vulnerability
Risk
Fear of crime
Hotspot
Repeat victimization
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: © Taylor & Francis
Citation: MILLIE, A., 2008. Vulnerability and risk: some lessons from the UK reducing burglary initiative. Police, Practice and Research, 9(3), pp. 183–198.
Abstract: Various police and partnership schemes claim to address vulnerability, either as an end in itself, or as a means of crime reduction. However, project staff do not articulate always what is meant by ‘vulnerability,’ or relate it necessarily to victimization risk. This paper considers what the notions of ‘vulnerability’ and ‘risk’ mean, and how they are tackled and prioritized. Some lessons are provided from the UK Reducing Burglary Initiative. The paper argues that un-evidenced assumptions of vulnerability and risk need to be avoided. Additionally, a decision to focus on vulnerability is, mostly, one to reduce disadvantage rather than crime.
Description: This article is Restricted Access. It was published in the journal, Police, Practice and Research [© Taylor & Francis] and is available at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/15614263.asp
Version: Restricted access
DOI: 10.1080/15614260701797512
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/4072
ISSN: 1561-4263
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