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How prepared are we for the serious violence duty

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posted on 17.11.2022, 14:53 authored by Matt Hopkins, Keith Floyd
This paper analyses the delivery of violence reduction and preparations for the Serious Violence Duty in one region in the United Kingdom. Using Bath & O’ Moore’s 5c’s approach as an analytical framework, we explore the response to the Government Serious Violence Strategy (Home Office, Serious Violence Strategy April 2018.), Public Health approaches to violence reduction and how prepared the region appears to be for the implementation of the Serious Violence Duty. The evidence suggests the development of Violence Reduction Units has led to a two tiered approach to violence reduction, resourcing is a major concern and partnership arrangements will need to evolve in order to deliver the Serious Violence Duty. However, it is also evident that the duty represents an opportunity for the development of new knowledge around the implementation of partnership and public health approaches to violence reduction and ‘what works’ in this space.

Funding

This work was supported by an ESRC IAA Strategic Partnership grant.

History

Author affiliation

School of Criminology, University of Leicester

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Published in

Crime Prevention and Community Safety

Volume

24

Pagination

358-368

Publisher

Palgrave Macmillan

issn

1460-3780

eissn

1743-4629

Copyright date

2022

Available date

17/11/2022

Language

English