Evaluation tools and useful research
Violence reduction what works database
A growing number of publications are focusing on public health approaches and evaluations. Find out more from our collated resources.
Public health approaches and VRU implementation
- Serious Violence Strategy April 2018. London: Home Office.
- Public health approaches in policing: A discussion paper. College of Policing and Public England (2019). Christmas, H. and Srivastava, J.
- Process evaluation of the Violence Reduction Units (2020). Craston, M., Balfour, R., Henley, M., Baxendale, J. and Fullick, S. Research Report 116. London: Home Office.
- Violence Reduction Units – Impact evaluation feasibility study Summary report for VRUs and wider stakeholders (2020) MacLeod, S., Cutmore, M., Deoudes, P. and Brennan, I. Research Report 117. London: Home Office.
- Young people, violence and knives – revisiting the evidence and policy discussions (2018). Grimshaw, R. and Ford, M. UK Justice Policy Review Focus Issues 3. Centre for Crime and Justice Studies.
- Knife Crime Evince Briefing (2019). McNeill, A. and Wheller, L.; College of Police
- Violence Prevention Evaluation Toolkit (2020). Quigg Z, Timpson H, Newbury A, Butler N, Barton E, Snowdon L. Liverpool/Cardiff; Public Health Institute, Liverpool John Moores University/Wales Violence Prevention Unit.
- Lancashire Violence Reduction Network: Outcomes Framework (2020). Youansamouth, L., Ruston, R. and Clarke, S. Lancashire Violence Reduction Network.
- Evidence and Gap Map of Interventions to Prevent Children Getting Involved in Violence (2020) (This map includes 1569 impact evaluations, 302 process evaluations and 268 systematic reviews): Youth Endowment Fund