The Violence Reduction Hub researchers and members have been involved in a number of studies relating to public space violence. Our work so far includes:
Evaluation Framework for Leicestershire and Rutland Violence Reduction Network (VRN)
This study was conducted for Leicestershire and Rutland Violence Reduction network in early 2020. The main aims were to develop a framework for the evaluation of their interventions through identifying methods for the evaluation of interventions and what input, output and outcome data were required for the evaluation.
Violence Reduction Information Network: Discussion Paper 2
Reducing Public Place Violence across the East Midlands: The development of strategies, interventions and preparation for the Serious Violence Duty The purpose of this discussion paper is to further our understanding of the response to public place violence across the East Midlands region.
The motivations of offenders who carry and use acid and other corrosives in criminal acts
Hub leader, Dr Matt Hopkins, was part of the team that conducted this Home Office funded study. Based upon analysis of 1,000 police files on corrosive substance crime and interviews with 25 offenders in prison settings who had been convicted for offences where a corrosive had been thrown. The study identifies substances most commonly used, characteristics of survivors and suspects, reasons for the use of corrosives in crime and preventatives strategies.
Check out the Motivations of offenders who carry and use acid and other corrosives in criminal acts (PDF, 1.13MB). More can also be found on the UK Government website.
Process and Outcome Evaluation of the Community Leadership Programme
Published by Dr. Jessica Urwin and Emily Wertans. The Community Leadership Programme (CLP) is a 12-week course developed to support Community Leaders (CLs) within Leicester, Leicestershire, and Rutland (LLR) to develop their skills, knowledge, and project management abilities. The aim of this is to support violence reduction through a public health model by developing community support and connection. The CLP has run 3 times since 2020, with a total of 48 participants.