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Research Programme, 1984-85

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This summary of the Home Office Research and Planning Unit (RPU) in Great Britain details the five major research areas and lists current inhouse and externally funded research as well as programs under consideration.
The main research components are (1) the patterns and determinants of crime; (2) crime prevention and policing; (3) the criminal justice system, specifically courts and prosecution; (4) prisons, probation, and treatment of offenders; and (5) immigration, race relations, and community programs. The program for 1984-85 covers 43 current projects (about 50 percent conducted out-of-house) and an additional 20 'under consideration' (agreed upon in principle although the details are not yet decided). All studies in the RPU are intended for publication. Appended materials include lists of research projects completed and reports and articles published in 1983-84, available research reports, and ordering information. An RPU staff roster is also provided. (Author abstract modified)