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Aussie Experience: Local Government Community Safety Officers and Capacity Building

Cherney, Adrian & Sutton, Adam (2004) Aussie Experience: Local Government Community Safety Officers and Capacity Building. Community Safety Journal, 3(3), pp. 31-35.

Abstract

The authors discuss trends in crime prevention and community safety particular to Australia. They report on research examining the role local government Community Safety Officers (CSOs) play in the formation and implementation of crime prevention strategies in their home state of Victoria. The paper is based upon interview data conducted with CSOs and will assess key challenges and problems encountered in the management and implementation of strategies at the local level. Issues assessed include the role of community safety practitioners as 'change managers'. Broader lessons relating to training, capacity building and strengthening the role of local government are drawn from the research that are of relevance to community safety policy in the UK and abroad.

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ID Code: 9762
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: crime prevention, community safety officers, capacity building
ISSN: 1477-5883
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > CRIMINOLOGY (160200) > Causes and Prevention of Crime (160201)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > CRIMINOLOGY (160200) > Criminology not elsewhere classified (160299)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 Pavilion Publishing
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 26 Sep 2007
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2011 03:42

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