NHWA COMMISSIONED RESEARCH

3NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH AUSTRALASIA SURVEY March 2013

Associate Professor Kristina Murphy, Griffith University and Dr Cassandra Cross, Queensland University of Technology

The NHWA Survey provides a valuable insight into the attitudes and perceptions of active and inactive members of Neighbourhood Watch and Neighbourhood Support across Australia and New Zealand. Overall it provides positive results, that indicate the wider ambit of Neighbourhood Watch and Neighbourhood Support. While these results have also indicated areas for improvement (such as the reporting of crime) importantly, it has demonstrated the positive benefits associated with active involvement in Neighbourhood Watch and Support across a variety of categories outside of crime reduction. These results provide evidence to support the ongoing work of Neighbourhood Watch and Neighbourhood Support to further strengthen community engagement as well as fostering relationships between these groups and the police in each jurisdiction.

OTHER RESEARCH PAPERS

THE EFFECTIVENESS OF NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH

Trevor Bennett, Katy Holloway, David Farrington. Campbell Systematic Reviews 2008.

DOES NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH REDUCE CRIME?

Katy Holloway, Trevor Bennett, David Farrington. Crime Prevention Research Review 2008.

BRIEFING PAPER – NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH IN CONTEXT: A STRATEGIC TOOL FOR THE NEIGHBOURHOOD POLICING AGENDA

Neighbourhood Watch & Home Watch UK 2008.

Research into the Views and Experience of People Involved in Neighbourhood Watch Scheems in Northern Ireland

Social Market Research in partnership with Social Research Centre and Institute for Conflict Research 2007.

Community engagement in policing: Lessons from the literature

Andy Myhill. Publication Home Office (UK) 2006.