Examining offending behaviour following receipt of a Business Crime Reduction Partnership’s place-based exclusion sanction

Stafford, Andrew B ORCID: 0000-0002-8059-8705 (2021) Examining offending behaviour following receipt of a Business Crime Reduction Partnership’s place-based exclusion sanction. Criminology and Criminal Justice, 21 (4). pp. 489-507. doi:10.1177/1748895819877451

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This article examines the post-sanction offending behaviour of individuals who received a warning or exclusion from a Business Crime Reduction Partnership (BCRP) in England. Noteworthy desistance occurred following the receipt of the warning (76%) and the exclusion (37%). Displacement of offending was observed, with most of those who continued to offend doing so only at business premises away from where they received their initial sanction. Variation in post-sanction offending behaviour was explored according to offender age and sex, offence time and whether the offence concerned theft, violence, abuse or alcohol. Higher rates of recidivism were observed among male offenders and those committing abuse offences, higher rates of displacement among those who committed theft offences, and the most varied and unpredictable offending among those that continued to offend post-exclusion. The findings presented here highlight the importance of holistic, multi-sector BCRPs that make information on offenders easily accessible to their members.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Crime prevention; place-based ban; exclusion; desistance; displacement; business crime reduction partnership
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Education and Science
Research Priority Areas: Place, Environment and Community
Depositing User: Andrew Stafford
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2019 10:20
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2023 15:22
URI: https://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/6562

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