Crime Prevention & Community Safety

, Volume 4, Issue 2, pp 19–32

The Crime and Disorder Audit Process: A Post-Mortem on the First Round

  • Kate Bowers
  • Jennifer Jennings
  • Alex Hirschfield
Research Article

DOI: 10.1057/palgrave.cpcs.8140120

Cite this article as:
Bowers, K., Jennings, J. & Hirschfield, A. Crime Prev Community Saf (2002) 4: 19. doi:10.1057/palgrave.cpcs.8140120


This paper reviews crime and disorder audits published following the 1998 Crime and Disorder Act. It specifically examines the audits produced in the North-west and North-east of England, by means of a survey of the partnerships as well as an analysis of the content and design of the audit documents themselves. The primary aim of this exercise was to establish what was best practice and what elements were involved in obtaining this. In general, it has been found that last time round the whole process was an important learning experience, which is likely to require a number of changes not only in organisational matters but also in relation to data issues.


Crime and disorder auditspartnershipsaudit processdesign and contentpublic consultationcrime and disorder strategies

Copyright information

© Palgrave Macmillan 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kate Bowers
    • 1
  • Jennifer Jennings
    • 2
  • Alex Hirschfield
    • 3
  1. 1.Research Fellow, Department of Civic Design, University of Liverpool
  2. 2.Research Assistant, Department of Civic Design, University of Liverpool
  3. 3.Reader, Department of Civic Design, University of Liverpool