Committee examines crime prevention approach

02 February 2010

The Home Affairs Committee holds an evidence session as part of its inquiry examining the Government’s approach to crime prevention. Watch live from 10.30 am

Witnesses

10.30 am

  • Home Office Design and Technology Telecommunications United Fraud Forum

11am

  • Association of Chief Police Officers

11.30 am

  • Chris Huhne MP

12pm

  • Iain Duncan Smith MP
  • Graham Allen MP
  • Nottingham Crime and Drugs Partnership

Rt Hon Keith Vaz MP, Chairman of the Committee, said:

"Thus far in our inquiry we have focused on preventing criminality in young people before and after they enter the criminal justice system. In this session we will continue to explore these themes with colleagues who have championed the principles of early intervention.

"However, we will also examine how the Government is working with the private sector to prevent opportunities for crime to take place, for example through the design of safer mobile phones."

The Committee's inquiry is examining the Government’s approach to crime prevention using as a framework its strategy Cutting Crime: a new partnership 2008-11. In particular the inquiry will focus on;

  • measures to prevent youth criminality
  • measures to design out crime
  • measures to reduce re-offending
  • measures to maximise partnership working at a local and national level
  • the role of the different public sector partners in crime prevention
  • the role of the third sector in crime prevention
  • the role of business in crime prevention

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