Joint collaboration between the ANU's CSRM and the University College of London (UCL) has led to the development of a Cost-Benefit Tool for the What Works Centre for Crime Reduction. CSRM's Dr Matthew Manning is the lead developer of the tool which been designed to help practitioners make more accurate cost-benefit assessments of their interventions. Previously, there has been limited information on the costs and benefits of crime reduction interventions. This has hampered evidence-based decisions when addressing problems with crime. The Cost-Benefit tool provides a straightforward but comprehensive format for assembling information relating to the costs and benefits of crime programmes and interventions.
A short note, Economic Analysis: A Brief Guide for Crime Prevention Practitioners, has also been produced by the developers.