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Feel-good crime policy bad for crime victims – remember smokers (post 27)

Unfortunately what ¨feels-good¨ to politicians may not be good for crime victims. It is systematic science that enabled our political leaders to save lives and improve the quality of life for potential smokers.

The UK Cabinet Office has produced an important ¨politician´s guide¨ to using behavioral science to ensure that policies are deliverying results. It calls for testing and learning. To help potential crime victims, we also need governments that invest in applying the knowledge.

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Siding with crime victims requires successful prevention (post 23)

Being on the side of crime victims requires successful implementation of violence prevention that works. If governments and so taxpayers are to pay on the basis of results in reducing the number of victims of crime, we would see a massive shift from traditional policing strategies and mass incarceration to smart problem oriented policing and targeted social crime prevention.

For the harm done by the offender, he is responsible. For the harm done because we do not use the best knowledge when that is available to us, we are responsible. We and several government websites show we have the knowledge and so let´s side with crime victims and stop them being victimized in the first place.

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