This is the evaluation report prepared for the Department of International Development (DfID) for the project, 'The Development of Crime Reduction Schemes for At-Risk Groups: Context-Specific Approaches for Transitional Societies'. This project ran from January 2001 to March 2004 and was aimed at addressing the problem of domestic burglary in Russia. In overall terms, the project had four objectives: (1) To generate detailed information on the extent, nature and degree of reporting of burglary victimisation together with the militia response in three Russian cities: (2) From this knowledge base, to introduce and then subsequently evaluate context-specific burglary reduction initiatives derived from UK experience; (3) To use this data to investigate whether the key theoretical developments in recognising, understanding and responding to repeat victimisation are equally valid for transitional societies as they are for more established countries; and (4) Based on the results of the research, to revise the existing course on crime prevention taught to trainee and serving militia officers at law institutes throughout Russia. Sections look at: the methodology; outputs delivered; evaluating the expected outcomes; the implementation process; and the conclusions and recommendations.
Final Report, DFID, London, UK, 41 pp.