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'What works' in terms of reducing sexual offences on public transport nationally and internationally? Deadline for receipt of information: 12th January, 2015.

Forensic Psychological Services at Middlesex University have been commissioned by the British Transport Police to conduct a Rapid Evidence Assessment on reducing sexual offences on public transport. We are writing to ask for your assistance please in helping us to obtain relevant information. As you would expect, we are conducting searches of many academic and non-academic databases. Additionally, we believe that some of the work that is important to help us understand 'what works' in terms of reducing sexual offences on public transport, may not have been published, or may not come up on the searches. If you know anyone else who might be able to help us please pass this email on.

The findings from the review are expected to be published in 2015 by the British Transport Police on their website and will be of interest to policy makers, practitioners and researchers. We will be co-hosting a seminar in May 2015 with British Transport Police at Middlesex University to discuss approaches reducing sexual offences on public transport. If you would be interested in taking part please send us an email and we'll be in touch with further information

We would be extremely grateful if you would please send us material that you have that relates to interventions and programmes designed to reduce sexual offences on public/mass transport or to increase reporting about this kind of incident. We would appreciate it if you would please alert us to work that you have yourself led on, or to work that you are aware of that is going on elsewhere. Please only send materials in English.

We have a non-confidential e-mail address for anything that you are able to provide us with – please send any electronic materials to: fps@mdx.ac.uk If you wish to protect your materials, then you may find it simplest to compress and password protect the file using a package such as Winzip or 7Zip (please see instructions below for how to do this). If you only have hard copies, please send them to:

Dr Miranda Horvath,
Department of Psychology,
Middlesex University,
London,
NW4 4BT.

We are working to a very short timescale, so need to receive all materials as promptly as possible and by the 12th January, 2015 at the latest please. 

Please note that we are not requesting confidential or sensitive materials that could identify individuals, if you have any such materials that you think we should see, please send us an e-mail and we will provide you with details of how to send in such materials.

Please pass this e-mail on to people you think may be interested in contributing to the evidence review.

Thank you in advance for your help with this important project. Please do not hesitate to contact a member of the team with comments or questions.

Yours sincerely,

Miranda Horvath (Co-Principal Investigator)
m.horvath@mdx.ac.uk 

Jackie Gray (Co-Principal Investigator)
j.gray@mdx.ac.uk 

Anna Gekoski (Senior Investigator)
annagekoski@gmail.com 

Joanna R Adler (Senior Advisor)
j.adler@mdx.ac.uk 

How to email password protected documents using WinZip

  1. Right-click the file you want to email
  2. Select 'WinZip'
  3. Select 'Zip and E-mail Plus'
  4. Choose the name, select compression type "Zip:legacy compression" and tick the box "Encrypt Zip file"
  5. Enter and confirm a password
  6. Make a note of the password
  7. Click 'OK'
  8. Telephone password to recipient, the FPS telephone number is 020 8411 4502

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