UPSI's research on ASB leads to a fundamental shift in Home Office Policy

In 2010 UPSI were commissioned by HMIC to look at the policing of anti-social behaviour [link to HMIC report]. Based upon the research evidence UPSI advocated a shift in approach away from concentrating almost exclusively upon the perpetrators of ASB to  a more victim-centred approach focusing upon the harms caused to repeat and vulnerable victims. Last week, in her forward to a new report describing a series of pilots implementing this approach, the Home Secretary called for this harm-focused and victim-centred approach to be at the core of how police and CSPs tackle ASB problems in the future:

You can also read about UPSI's work on ASB in South Wales