Nudging down residential burglaries: A randomized control trial

Andrew Crowe, John Cooper, Jason Roach

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Although the use of 'nudges' to influence decision-making and behaviour continues to be widely adopted by social policymakers, such as encouraging increases in organ donations, it is yet to get a similar foothold in the thinking and practice of reducing crime and policing. This paper seeks to assess the utility of the Nudge approach for achieving a reduction in residential burglary in Durham, England, by testing its efficacy using a Randomised Control Trial.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberpaae068
Number of pages9
JournalPolicing (Oxford)
Early online date11 Jun 2024
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 11 Jun 2024

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