This piece of research explores the effectiveness of using enforcement as a way of preventing environmental crime. In particular, Keep Britain Tidy has explored how fixed penalty notices can be used to support a wider environmental enforcement strategy. We ask whether using fixed penalty notices really is an effective way of bringing about meaningful behaviour change which, in turn, leads to real, lasting improvements in the quality of the local environment.
Switching to an alternative survey method to assess crime levels in Scotland during the COVID-19 pandemic
Emily Gray and Chris Martin of Ipsos MORI Scotland explain the alternative methodological approach we took so that evidence to inform crime and justice decision-making in Scotland could still be collected during the pandemic.