Police-led partnership responses to high risk youths and their families: challenges associated with forming successful and sustainable partnerships

Meyer, Silke and Mazerolle, Lorraine (2014) Police-led partnership responses to high risk youths and their families: challenges associated with forming successful and sustainable partnerships. Policing and Society, 24 2: 242-260. doi:10.1080/10439463.2013.784295


Author Meyer, Silke
Mazerolle, Lorraine
Title Police-led partnership responses to high risk youths and their families: challenges associated with forming successful and sustainable partnerships
Journal name Policing and Society   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1043-9463
1477-2728
Publication date 2014-03
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/10439463.2013.784295
Open Access Status
Volume 24
Issue 2
Start page 242
End page 260
Total pages 19
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Abstract Past evaluations of police partnership approaches, including third party policing, document the implementation processes and test the overall impact on crime reduction, but few studies address the challenges inherent in the partnership formation phase. This paper uses a police-led partnership programme - the Family Engagement Strategy (FES) - to explore the barriers and challenges to forming effective and sustainable crime control partnerships. Using depth interviews with 17 agency representatives involved in the FES programme, we find that crime control partnerships are particularly difficult when there is a lack of philosophical fit between partner agencies; when there is a lack of clarity around the project's aims and objectives; when the programme fails to articulate each partners' roles and responsibilities; and when there is a lack of understanding of each other's capacities and boundaries.
Keyword High risk families
Partnership interventions
Policing
Third party
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online 9 April 2013

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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