The chapter explores the development of proactive or 'intelligence-led' approaches to crime control, arguing that even in the context of responses to organised crime, it is patchy and that such approaches are used less rigorously and less often than one might expect. Examples are given of areas in which more innovative, proactive and partnership-based approaches are becoming well established. These include the monitoring and ‘risk management’ of sexual and violent offenders through Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) and of ‘prolific’ property offenders through Integrated Offender Management. We also provide accounts of a variety of current responses to economic or financial crime, some of which provide examples of systematic ‘scanning’ to identify and respond to likely criminal activity. However it is noted that that such developments in financial crime in particular are handicapped by relative lack of interest andknowledge among the public, media and some crime control agencies.
|Title of host publication
|Policing: Politics, Culture and Control
|T. Newburn, J. Peay
|Published - 22 Jun 2012